Security guard stabbed at US embassy in Tel Aviv
A man stabbed a security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and was captured by police. The guard opened fire during the attack.
The attacker, who was armed with a knife and axe, was not injured. Security guards shot at the assailant, a 41-year-old Israeli from Bat Yam, but did not injure him. One of the security guards was slightly injured.
Alicia Zur-Szpiro, a British-Israeli resident of Tel Aviv, said, "I heard voices and shouting and looked up to see what I thought was a shooter - it looked like he had a gun in his hand - in a standoff at the back of the embassy with 6-7 embassy guards.
"I heard the words 'Don't shoot!' in English. Within moments there were gunshots. After the gunshots, the guards moved in to wrestle him to the ground. It was a real struggle. It took many guards to hold him down, he struggled and he was shouting. As the guards were holding down this man, an armored vehicle exited the embassy."
Tel Aviv police spokeswoman Orit Friedman says the attacker's motives are not known, but political motives are not suspected.
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Posted by: ryuge 2012-11-20