Foreign Citizen Stabs 6 Passersby in Tel Aviv

Foreign citizen stabs six random passersby near Tel Aviv bus station. One person badly hurt.

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Maayana Miskin,

First responders at the scene of the attack
First responders at the scene of the attack
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A Sudanese national stabbed six passersby near the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station in the south of the city on Sunday morning.

One of the victims, a man in his 60s, is in moderate to serious condition. The other five victims, all men, suffered light wounds.

Three of the victims are Israeli citizens and three are foreign citizens. All were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

“When we got to the scene, I saw six injured people on the sidewalk, all conscious,” a paramedic recalled. “Among them was an older Israeli man with a deep wound to his upper body. We gave him initial treatment… We treated five other injured people with surface wounds.”

Storeowners in the area who spoke to Arutz Sheva sought to clarify that the stabbing was not part of a fight between foreign migrants. “A guy on drugs went by and stabbed people at random," they said.

A foreign national told Arutz Sheva that the attacker is known to be mentally disturbed.