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13 May 2020 | 05:58 PM UTC

Israel: Stabbing incident in Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv district) May 13

Israel News Alert

Security guards kill man after stabbing incident at hospital in Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv district) May 13; remain vigilant

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tel_Aviv). COUNTRY/REGION Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv district)


On Wednesday, May 13, hospital security guards shot and killed a knife-wielding man after an attempt to stab a guard at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv district). The incident began after an altercation between the man and another individual who questioned why he was not wearing a face mask. Israeli police have stated that the incident is being treated as criminal in nature as the suspect is believed to have suffered from mental health issues.

A heightened security presence is to be expected near the scene of the incident while investigations are ongoing.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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