Police: Attacker was Mar'i al-Rdaidah from Beit Hanina in E. Jerusalem

March 5, 2009 19:07


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The man who went on a rampage with a construction vehicle in Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon was a 26-year-old resident of the city, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Thursday evening. Rosenfeld identified the assailant as Mar'i al-Rdaidah from Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem. Iit wasn't clear whether the man, who was married and fathered one child, worked on his own or was affiliated with a militant group, police said. Rdaidah rammed a towering yellow front-end loader into a police car, flipped it into the air, and then smashed it against a bus before he was shot dead by police on the street.

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