Suspected shoplifter badly hurt after jumping from balcony at Jerusalem mall
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Suspected shoplifter badly hurt after jumping from balcony at Jerusalem mall

Security guards apprehend East Jerusalem resident after she tries to flee, take her to the hospital

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Illustrative. People stroll through Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem on March 13, 2013.(Sarah Schuman/FLASH90)
Illustrative. People stroll through Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem on March 13, 2013.(Sarah Schuman/FLASH90)

A woman was seriously injured Wednesday after jumping from a balcony as she tried to escape from security guards who suspected her of shoplifting at a Jerusalem mall.

The East Jerusalem resident was approached by security personnel at the Mamilla Mall in the capital, Israel Police said in a statement.

The woman ran off and as the guards gave chase she jumped from a balcony in an effort to get away.

“The suspect, who tried to escape from the security guards, jumped from the balcony, was seriously injured, according to medics, and taken to the hospital by Magen David Adom to receive medical treatment,” police said.

Police did not say from what height the woman jumped, but most of the balconies in the mall are on the second story.

The woman was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

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