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Stabbing spree kills one American in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 01:06

Authorities say a Palestinian is suspected of stabbing 10 people including a U.S. tourist at a popular Tel Aviv boardwalk. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At least one person was killed and nine others were wounded by a Palestinian wielding a knife in the popular Jaffa port area of Tel Aviv on Tuesday (March 8), authorities said, while U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in a meeting a few kilometers away. Emily Young witnessed the attack and described what she saw. "I saw , I actually was walking from work, and I heard someone yelling 'there is a terrorist! Someone just stabbed someone', and so I, and there wasn't really anyone there, so I called the police and I called the ambulance, and then I ran over to see what was going on. And there was a man on the floor, he had received stab wounds here and on his back. And I took off my jacket, and I put it on his eye, and then I tried to turn him over a little bit, not to move him, but just to see if he had also received any other wounds and put pressure on them. And then we tried to get him to talk to his family. He's a tourist, he doesn't speak any English or Hebrew," she said, visibly shaken. The attack took place along a boardwalk near a beach popular with tourists. The Magen David Adom ambulance service said four of the wounded had severe injuries. Police said the attacker had been "neutralized." Biden arrived in Israel late on Tuesday for a two-day visit and was meeting former Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jaffa around the time of the boardwalk attack. Three Palestinian assailants were killed earlier on Tuesday after carrying out separate attacks against Israelis.

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Stabbing spree kills one American in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 01:06