Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Thursday, March 9, 2023
Citizen says he shot terrorist several times on Tel Aviv street
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.