Man arrested at airport after threatening to murder Yair Lapid

A resident of Beit Shemesh has been arrested and taken for questioning on suspicion of planning to murder Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, police say.

Police say the suspect has posted threats against Lapid online, saying he will murder the opposition leader even if he is jailed for it.

An investigation concluded that he was abroad at the time of the online threats. Today, as he lands in Israel, he is being apprehended at the airport.