It's very difficult to respond to this story properly, as we don't yet have the police/security version of events. Therefore I am not condoning or condemning these events. Nonetheless, when it comes to security, it is very very important to understand one thing - if there is any doubt at all then you act there and then, and apologise later if need be. There is no way to apologise for having been able to stop an attack that happened as a result of fear of embarassment. Better a damaged laptop than casualties.
Clinton: U.S. must "make clear" to Putin that Russia cannot be creating chaos in Syria (Reuters)
from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel