Police outside couple's home
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89-year-old man stabs wife

Daughter calls police fearing for her mother's life. Police shoot man through window after he stabs wife, refuses to put knife down; both man, woman sustain injuries

An 89-year-old resident of the city of Bat Yam stabbed his 90-year-old wife in the back Saturday, and was shot and wounded by police who were called in to the scene.


At approximately 4 pm, the couple's daughter arrived at the local police station and said that her father was trying to hurt her mother. Officers went with the daughter to her parents' apartment, calling in Magen David Adom paramedics as well.


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Upon arrival, police saw through the apartment window that the suspect was holding a knife, and asked him to put it down, but he refused and stabbed his wife in the back.


One of the officers then shot the man through the window, causing him injury to the knee.

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MDA evacuate couple (Photo: Shai Mantzur)


Both the woman, who sustained stab injuries to her back, and the man were evacuated to the Edith Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.


Chief Inspector Guy Amar, the officer who shot the suspect, said "I tried to go in to calm things down, but saw it wasn’t working. The woman was yelling from inside the house, crying out 'he's going to stab me.' I saw him with a knife over her. He was standing behind her but I managed to see a part of him – and shot in the direction of his shoulder, so as to neutralize him, and then fired another shot at his knee so as to keep him away from her."


Ayalon Police Chief Commander Yehuda Dahan, said that "in order to save a life we had to shoot. It was justified."


According to the MDA paramedics who tended to the couple, "The two were very upset. We gave the man medical treatment and evacuated him to the hospital. His wife had stab wounds to the back. Her injuries were light, and she was also evacuated to the hospital."



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פרסום ראשון: 05.25.13, 18:20
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