Citizen says he shot terrorist several times on Tel Aviv street

Police at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff street, in central Tel Aviv, March 9, 2023. (Avshalom Saassoni/Flash90)
Police at the scene of a terror attack on Dizengoff street, in central Tel Aviv, March 9, 2023. (Avshalom Saassoni/Flash90)

David Friedman, an armed citizen who happened to be in Tel Aviv this evening, says he was one of the people who “neutralized” a terrorist who shot and wounded three people in Tel Aviv tonight.

“I didn’t think twice, I started running toward the terrorist” when I heard shots fired, Friedman tells the Kan public broadcaster in a live interview, adding that he shot three times toward the gunman.

Friedman says he lives in Petah Tikvah and is a volunteer with the city’s police department, and came to Tel Aviv to pick his daughter up for a birthday party.

Police said earlier tonight that two police officers were the ones to take down the shooter after he fled the scene.

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