Man, 36, stabbed to death in brawl outside Netanya kiosk

Police arrest suspect in the killing, which appears to have been the conclusion of a drunken argument

Illustrative: A knife in a male hand. (iStock)
Illustrative: A knife in a male hand. (iStock)

A 36-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday at the entrance to a kiosk in the central Israel city of Netanya, Hebrew media reported.

He was evacuated to the city’s Laniado Hospital, but died of his wounds.

Police said they had opened an investigation into the incident. Shortly after the suspected murder, police arrested a man who fled the scene.

According to eyewitnesses, the victim and the suspect had been arguing, when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim several times in the stomach and legs.

Police suspect the two may have been drunk.

The crime scene is known to be a violent spot. People tend to gather there and drink alcohol.

“There are violent incidents here all the time due to drunkenness. Today, it ended in murder,” local residents told the Ynet news site. The locals added that the victim lived nearby, and the suspect lives fairly close to the area as well.

Both the suspect and the victim are known to the police, with past incidents of violence and alcohol-related offenses.

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