Man angered by noise launches sword attack

Police arrest attacker who stabbed construction site manager with a sword after becoming angry over noise.

May 14, 2012 00:41
Suspect arrested [illustrative]

arrest 311 R. (photo credit: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard )

A Petah Tikva resident stabbed a construction site manager with a sword on Sunday morning after becoming angry over noise, police said.

The manager, 30, was lightly injured and rushed to the Rabin Medical Center- Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva by paramedics.

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Police have arrested the attacker.

“The suspect marched on the construction site and stabbed the first person he saw,” a Sharon subdistrict police spokesman told The Jerusalem Post.

Patrol cars quickly arrived to the scene.

According to the police, their speedy response prevented a more serious incident from unfolding.

“He launched the attack without talking much,” the spokesman added.

The suspect has no known previous criminal offenses. He is being questioned at a local police station. The stabbing suspect is said to be in light condition.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, a man from Ashdod was shot and moderately injured early on Sunday morning in a marketplace. Paramedics rushed the man to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

Ashdod police chief Dep.-Cmdr. Noam Shakal arrived on the scene to oversee the investigation into the shooting.

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