The Israel Air Force officer who shot and killed the terrorist who perpetrated a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on Thursday said that he was "in the right place at the right time."
IAF officer Sec.-Lt. Daniel, an officer in the IAF's air defense department, described the moment that he realized a terror attack was taking place on Menahem Begin Street across from the Kirya Military Headquarters in central Tel Aviv.
"I saw a terrorist stab a soldier. We realized that it was a stabbing attack becuase of the recent events that have been happening in the country. I got out of the car, ran toward him and neutralized him from close range," Sec.-Lt. Daniel said.
Police said Thursday that the terrorist, who stabbed four people and snatched a soldier's weapon before he was shot and killed by Sec.-Lt. Daniel, was a 19-year-old east Jerusalem resident who was likely a construction worker at a nearby building site.
"I think I was in the right place at the right time. And I did what is expected of every fighter in the Air Force and the IDF," Sec.-Lt. Daniel said.
The attack in Tel Aviv was one of three to take place in Israel on Thursday afternoon.
Earlier on Thursday, an Israeli was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack on Bar Lev Street in Jerusalem
Shortly after the Tel Aviv attack, an Israeli man was stabbed in Kiryat Arba
, near Hebron. One person in the Kiryat Arba attack was reportedly in serious condition.
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