Man Wounded in Suspected Terror Attack in Tel Aviv Suburb

Assailant followed man into liquor store and stabbed him; victim, shop owner overpower assailant, use knife against him.

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Scene of suspected terror attack in Petah Tikva.
Scene of suspected terror attack in Petah Tikva. Credit: MDA

A man was stabbed in a suspected terror attack in the city of Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv, on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, an ultra-Orthodox man in his 40s, sustained moderate wounds to the upper body, and was rushed to Beilinson Hospital. 

Israel Police said that an Arab man followed the victim into a liquor store on Baron Hirsch Street in Petah Tikva, drew a knife and stabbed him in the upper body. The victim, together with the shop owner, managed to overpower the assailant, took the knife from him and stabbed him. 

The assailant later died of his wounds.