A man called in for questioning at the Ma’aleh Adumim police station took his
life on Sunday, shooting himself in the head in a bathroom.
not revealed details about the identity of the suspect or why he was called in
for questioning by press time.
Ch.-Insp. Dudi Asraf, spokesman for the
Judea and Samaria police district, said the man was summoned to the station on
Saturday night and came in on Sunday with his personal sidearm. The suspect had
not been told why he was called in, and shortly before he was to be questioned
he asked to go to the bathroom. Moments later police heard a single shot from
the bathroom, Asraf said.
The man was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical
Center in Jerusalem where he soon died.
Asraf said that the reasons for
the suicide appeared to be personal, and not related to the investigation
against him, as police never informed him why they wanted to speak to
When asked how a man called in for questioning in connection to a
criminal investigation was able to carry a pistol into the station, Asraf said
that when he arrived at the station he showed the security guard his gun permit
and was allowed to enter.
Asraf said it is normal procedure that before
an interrogation begins, if the suspect has a gun they are asked to remove the
magazine and empty the chamber.
On Sunday, however, the man asked to go
to the bathroom and shot himself in the head before he could be forced to
disable his pistol.