Tel Aviv district police chief says terrorist shot 3 before being gunned down by cops

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)

Tel Aviv district police chief Amichai Eshed — who was removed from his post hours earlier but remains in charge — recounts the Tel Aviv terror attack for reporters.

Eshed says that tonight as police were dealing with mass demonstrations, “a terrorist came to Dizengoff Street” and opened fire, shooting three people fleeing the scene.

Standing near the scene, the district chief says that two police officers later shot and killed the gunman, whose identity is still unknown. Eshed says police “are still hunting” for details and for anyone who may have assisted the gunman.

Eshed says all protests have been dispersed at this moment.

Asked about news just hours earlier that he was being moved to a new position within the police, Eshed refused to address them.

“I am not the issue, the residents of Tel Aviv and Israel are the issue,” he says. “This is what I’m dealing with tonight, everything else is not relevant to deal with tonight.”

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