Man stabbed to death with a pair of scissors in central Tel Aviv apartment

Police suspect acquaintance murdered him after being let into his apartment; victim had been arrested for a drug offense a couple months earlier.

March 17, 2014 19:39
Israel Police.

Police cars at night 370. (photo credit: Courtesy Israel Police)


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A man was found stabbed to death in an apartment in central Tel Aviv, about a block from Dizengoff Center, on Monday morning.

The victim, a 39-year-old single man who police described as “an Israeli citizen of Armenian origin,” was found with stab wounds across his upper body after been attacked by someone wielding a pair of scissors. One of the wounds was to the man’s throat, causing his death.

The victim was known to Tel Aviv police, and had been arrested a few months earlier for selling “kiosk drugs.” He was not, however, a major police target or organized crime figure, police said.

Police believe that the man was killed by someone he knew. There was no sign of a forced entry, and there is every indication that the killer was let into the apartment by the victim. It seems that at some point not long afterward an argument broke out, during which the victim was murdered.

Police said on Monday afternoon that a special task force from the Yarkon sub-district has been tasked with solving the murder, but that so far no arrests have been made.

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