Sheinbein Locked Himself in Prison Synagogue Days Before Fatal Shootout

It has also emerged that the prison service knew for over a year that he was trying to obtain guns and had been charged with trying to steal one.

Samuel Sheinbein, the inmate who shot and wounded nine people in Rimonim Prison on Sunday before being shot to death by security personnel, had barricaded himself in the prison synagogue for over an hour last Thursday – three days before the fatal incident. He locked the door, did not allow worshippers to enter, and resisted when staff tried to remove him.