Israel police: Armed man attacks US Embassy guard

Israel police: Armed man attacks US Embassy guard

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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 18: (ISRAEL OUT) Israelis take cover at a shopping centre parking garage during a rocket attack on November 18, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. At least 53 Palestinians and three Israeli's have died since the conflict began five days ago. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 1:27 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a suspect wielding a knife and an ax attacked a security guard at the U.S. 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 U.S. Embassy did not immediately comment.

 

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