E. J'lem: Cab driver hits Border Police officer; both hurt

December 23, 2012 12:03


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A Border Police officer and East Jerusalem resident were lightly injured Sunday morning after the Arab taxi driver allegedly tried to forcefully enter Oz police station in Jabal Mukbar with his vehicle, police said.

The driver, a 39-year old resident of Jabal Mukbar, was known to police.

After he was denied entry, the driver allegedly rammed his car into a vehicle that was just exiting the station. A Border Police officer approached the taxi and asked to speak with the driver and which point the driver ran his car into the officer, lightly injuring him in the leg.

Three police officers who witnessed the incident fired at the taxi, lightly injuring the driver. MDA paramedics treated both men on the scene before evacuating them to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. 

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