After dispute, African migrant stabs Tel Aviv store owner with his own knife
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After dispute, African migrant stabs Tel Aviv store owner with his own knife

Cops searching for alleged stabber; 60-year-old man hospitalized in light-moderate condition; police say incident may have been in self-defense

Knife used to stab 60-year-old Tel Aviv man in possible self-defense, on April 15, 2018. (Israel Police)
Knife used to stab 60-year-old Tel Aviv man in possible self-defense, on April 15, 2018. (Israel Police)

Police were searching Tel Aviv late Sunday night for an African migrant accused of stabbing a store owner, after a fight between the two.

According to the initial police report, the 60-year-old shopkeeper chased the migrant from his store with a knife. The suspect is said to have grabbed the weapon from the store owner and stabbed him in the shoulder.

“The owner of a store chased a foreign worker with a knife. The foreign worker then stabbed the shop owner with that same knife,” police said.

Police confirmed to The Times of Israel that the suspect is an African migrant and said it was possible he acted in self-defense. “It’s one of the directions being looked into,” a police spokesperson said.

Police said they were not treating the incident as a terror attack.

The incident occurred on Sharon Street in South Tel Aviv.

The store owner was taken to Ichilov Hospital in light-moderate condition.

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