Driver: Police in Eilat took too long to arrive

January 30, 2007 20:09


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Yossi Voltinski, the taxi driver who drove the suicide bomber who killed three people in Eilat on Monday to the bakery where the blast occurred, told Channel 10 on Tuesday that a significant period of time had elapsed between the time he alerted the police and the time they arrived. According to Voltinski, who said that he checked the time on his cellular phone, he contacted the police at 9:17 a.m. The police station was located some two km. from the scene of the attack, and no explanation has yet been offered as to why 16-20 minutes elapsed between the time the driver called the police and the time they approached the bakery. The police said in response that Voltinski's report was not accurate and did not match the witnesses' stories. The police said that they had acted according to the information at their disposal and had done everything possible to prevent the bombing.

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