Man arrested for attacking journalists at site of Jerusalem terror attack

Channel 13 reporters and film crew heckled as they report from the scene of a terror attack in Jerusalem, January 28, 2023. (Twitter/used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Channel 13 reporters and film crew heckled as they report from the scene of a terror attack in Jerusalem, January 28, 2023. (Twitter/used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Police announce the arrest of a man suspected of attacking a news crew that was accosted while broadcasting from the scene of a deadly terror shooting in Jerusalem’s Neve Yaakov neighborhood.

According to police, the suspect — a Jerusalem resident in his 30s — threatened and “acted wildly” toward the journalists from Channel 13 news. He was arrested on suspicion of making threats and assault.

Police say the suspect was taken for questioning after the arrest.

“We call on the public to refrain from displays of thuggery and violence of all types, both toward journalists doing their jobs on the ground and toward any other person,” a police statement says.

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