Man stabbed nurse at airport in July

March 31, 2015 19:09


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A mentally disturbed man stabbed a nurse after walking around Terminal 1 of Ben-Gurion Airport last July with a knife undetected, according to a report this week.

The incident, first reported by Walla, took place at a first aid station in the terminal, where the man allegedly took a male nurse hostage, stabbing him eight times.

The attacker was then overcome.

A security guard who was summoned to the scene failed to engage the attacker, according to the report.

The employees of the clinic were told not to speak about the incident, which was not reported until this week, according to the report.

The assailant managed to spend hours walking around the departures area of Terminal 1 armed with a knife, despite the fact that he had been reported to security repeatedly.

The report also stated that the security guard left the clinic after the attacker told him that he would hurt the nurse if he did not do so.

The Israel Airports Authority opened an investigation into the incident in cooperation with the Israel Police.

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