Israeli Police Officer Wounded in Hit-and-run in Nazareth

Suspect turns himself in after roadblocks set up in area; incident most likely an accident.

Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel
Police officer stands at the scene of the hit-and-run in Nazareth, February 28, 2016.
Police officer stands at the scene of the hit-and-run in Nazareth, February 28, 2016.Credit: Gil Eliyahu
Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel

An Israel Police officer was wounded in a hit-and-run in Nazareth, northern Israel on Sunday evening.

The officer, who sustained moderate to serious injuries, was rushed to receive medical treatment.

According to the police, the officer was signaling a vehicle to pull over. The driver instead slammed into him and fled.

A man turned himself in after roadblocks were set up in the area. According to the police, the incident appears to have been an accident.



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