A 25-year-old Kiryat Yam man went on a stabbing rampage on Monday afternoon, stabbing his mother to death, before stabbing and wounding his girlfriend and two men before he was cornered and arrested by police.
Following the initial investigation, Coastal District police said they suspect the man murdered his mother and stabbed and moderately wounded his 25-year-old girlfriend inside his mother's house, before fleeing the scene and driving off in his car. The man was then involved in a traffic accident and when the two men, aged 40 and 50, got out the other car he stabbed and lightly to moderately wounded both of them.
The man then fled on foot, while police cruisers scrambled to Avigdor street in Kiryat Yam. The suspect began racing through a vacant lot when he was finally spotted by a police helicopter and cornered by officers, who took him into custody.
Police said the suspect has no criminal record and they believe the incident may have been solely a case of momentary, violent rage.