Police shoot arrested Palestinian after escape attempt during washroom break

August 3, 2015 13:59


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Border Police forces arrested a Palestinian in the West Bank on Monday near the Tapuah checkpoint who tried to escape from police custody and as a result police opened fire and shot him in the lower extremities. 

The Palestinian, who was arrested for questioning on past allegations, was handcuffed when he asked the police if he could use the washroom at the checkpoint. The police agreed, and released the restraints. When the man exited the washroom he pushed aside the police forces and began to run to the nearby village. Police began to chase after the suspect who did not stop following a warning shot in the air so they shot him in the lower body.

Border Police medical personnel treated the man at the scene who was then transferred to hospital.

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