Photo: Motti Kimchi
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Photo: Motti Kimchi

Blood trail, eyewitnesses lead cops to terrorist

Israeli security personnel recount pursuit, capture of Palestinian who stabbed IDF soldier at Tel Aviv train station.

Within seconds the 18-year-old Palestinian from Nablus managed to critically wound a soldier, grab his weapon, and escape. The terrorist fled 300 meters before being located by the large security forces called to the scene on Monday afternoon.



The suspect, who stabbed an IDF soldier near the Haganah Train Station in Tel Aviv, bolted east from the scene of the attack and made a left on Lavanda Street, where he entered building number 18. Eyewitnesses who had tracked his escape directed two Border Patrol soldiers and a special forces officer towards the structure.


Blood stains in building (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Blood stains in building (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

"We received a call about a soldier stabbed at the train station," one of the security personnel told Ynet. "We arrived by car to the intersection and then continued on foot. We received the report to head to Levanda 18. We joined up with Border Patrol and the Yassam special forces team."


As the three neared the building, they noticed the stabber and started pursuit. The terrorist, who was likely wounded in the struggle with the soldier and the civilian who attempted to stop the attack, left a trail of blood leading to his location.


Blood stains on stairs (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Blood stains on stairs (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


The officers, who noticed the trail, followed him up the stairs. The blood stains ended on the fourth floor, where the Israeli team noticed the terrorist on his back, exhausted.


At first the officers were concerned he may have been concealing a weapon but quickly took control of the situation. "We made contact, saw the terrorist spread out on the floor, bleeding as a result of the stabbing."


"He did not try to resist, but he did try to move a little when we picked him up. He didn't say anything," added the officers, who interrogated him at the scene and then evacuated him to an ambulance.


פרסום ראשון: 11.10.14, 15:38
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