Daily Israel Report

Terrorist Prisoner Stabs Guard

A terrorist serving time in Israel for attempted murder stabbed a guard in the neck.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 4/21/2013, 12:56 PM

Security prisoners
Security prisoners
Flash 90

A terrorist serving time in Israel managed to attack and injure a prison guard on Saturday. The prisoner stabbed the guard as he and others were being led out to the prison yard for recreation time.

The terrorist used a screw to stab the guard in the neck. Prison Services officers who witnessed the attack immediately overpowered the attacker, IDF Radio reported.

The guard suffered light injuries but did not require medical care.

Following the attack the wing of the prison in which it took place was shut down, and police were called in to help investigate whether there had been security lapses that allowed the attack to take place.

The terrorist who committed the stabbing is serving 18 years for attempted murder relating to a shooting attack and for membership in a terrorist organization.