An Israeli woman leaped from a second-floor window with her seven-year-old son in her arms on Sunday night, landing on the roof of a car.
The woman, 47, from Kfar Habad, and her son were hospitalized at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, near Tel Aviv, with moderate injuries to their limbs from the 10-meter drop. According to Army Radio, the woman was known to suffer from mental health problems.
Channel 2 reported that the woman became alarmed when, shortly after midnight, her husband knocked on the front door of their apartment, demanding to be let in. The woman didn’t believe that it was really her husband outside and, panicking, tried to escape by jumping out the window, the report said.
Although police arrested the woman, they were not immediately able to question her due to her injuries. They intended to arraign her at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court later on Monday.