Armed man attacks US Embassy guard in Tel Aviv

  • AP, Jerusalem
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  • Updated: Nov 20, 2012 15:19 IST

Israeli police say a suspect wielding a knife and an ax attacked a security guard at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv but has been detained.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the guard opened fire in the air during the attack on Tuesday. Rosenfeld says the suspect is being held at the scene.

Tel Aviv police spokeswoman Orit Friedman says the attacker is an Israeli in his early 40s. She says his motive was unknown, but political motives are not suspected. She says the embassy guard was slightly injured in the leg.

The US Embassy did not immediately comment.

 

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