RAMAT GAN (VINnews) — A suspect carrying a knife attempted to stab a security guard at the entrance to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer. The guard, the hospital’s deputy security officer, was lightly wounded and security guards shot the suspect, critically injuring him.
Initial reports said that the attack was nationalistically motivated in the wake of other terror attacks in the past few days but police now say that there’s a strong possibility the stabbing was a criminal act. “It seems that the background [to the attack] is criminal in nature,” said the police in a statement. Magen David Adom teams at the scene said they were treating a man in his twenties with light stab wounds.
Footage from the scene of the incident shows security guards trying to neutralize the suspect, who stabbed one of the guards stationed at the entrance in the head.
“We saw the two wounded near the entrance – a 30-year-old man suffering from a stab wound who was on his feet and another one nearby, lying unconscious nearby,” said one of the first responders, Adi Ben Aaron.
“We put the person with the stab wound in an ambulance and evacuated him to the emergency room … we performed advanced CPR on the injured man who was unconscious without a pulse. He has also been taken to the hospital.