Police capture woman suspected of planning terror attack in Nahariya

The woman was discovered in the back of a taxi that was stopped by police for inspection.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 11, 2016 20:40
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Scene of roadblock set up by police to capture woman suspected of planning terror attack

Scene of roadblock set up by police to capture woman suspected of planning terror attack

 
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Police captured a female resident of Tayibe suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Nahariya on Monday night, according to reports by police.

A security warning was issued earlier on Monday evening for Nahariya after warnings a woman was planning to carry out a terror attack in the city.

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Police then set up roadblocks and began inspecting cars in the area. The suspect was discovered riding in a taxi that was stopped by a roadblock.

The suspect was taken into custody by police officials for further questioning.

Earlier on Monday, a terror alert prompted security forces to set up roadblocks and heighten security across the Lachish region in southern Israel, according to a statement by Israel police.

The alert was issued in the municipality of Sderot and its surrounding areas.

Border Police officers reinforced border crossings in the region as part of the security effort.



Police gave no further details of the warning by mid morning, but called on the public to exercise caution and to report suspicious persons to police.

A suspect was later located by authorities and taken in for investigation. Initial findings determined that the terrorist suspected of having intentions to carry out an attack did not make her way into Israel.

The alert was removed and forces returned to normal operations.

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