Suspect arrested over Afula bus stabbing

Police still searching for additional suspect after driver stabbed while driving bus. Motive for stabbing still unconfirmed.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

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MDA Spokesperson

Police arrested a 28-year-old resident of Afula who was suspected of involvement in the stabbing of bus driver Shimon Gabai last night.

Gabai, 62, a driver for the Superbus company, was stabbed last night in Afula as he drove his bus. As a result, he lost control of his bus, crashing into another bus.

While his condition was initially defined as critical, his condition improved over night, and he is now defined as moderately to severely wounded. Hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, he has regained consciousness and can now communicate with his family

At the same time, operations continue to locate an additional suspect thought to be involved in the stabbing. The investigation team is still examining the background of the incident.

Liat, the bus driver's wife, told Army Radio this morning, "We need to better secure public transport drivers; We cannot silently ignore it. He was not in conflict with anyone, there was no reason for the incident to be criminal, but they are checking all options. We have no idea. "




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