Israeli suspected of beating man he mistook for potential attacker

An Israeli man is suspected of beating a person he thought to be a potential Arab attacker carrying a firearm in Jerusalem sometime last night.

The victim, an armed Israeli Jewish man, was hit repeatedly with a metal rod and is said to be hospitalized in moderate condition.

The suspect is a 28-year-old ultra-Orthodox man, according to Walla.

He was taken into custody and released to house arrest today.

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