Archive: 5/20/2013
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  5/20/2013, Sivan 11, 5773

Miriam Cohen, the Hostage who Survived


Be'er Sheva bank shooter Itamar Alon took Miriam Cohen hostage Monday afternoon. "He locked us in the bathroom. He kept pointing the gun, telling me to be quiet, threatening he would shoot. After 50 minutes I said 'How much longer?' I was sure it was over when he responded 'Face the wall'. I heard a gunshot, and he had committed suicide. I told the police outside what he had done, and they lowered their weapons. I was safe."