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.
The Times of Israel covers one of the most complicated, and contentious, parts of the world. Determined to keep readers fully informed and enable them to form and flesh out their own opinions, The Times of Israel has gradually established itself as the leading source of independent and fair-minded journalism on Israel, the region and the Jewish world.
We've achieved this by investing ever-greater resources in our journalism while keeping all of the content on our site free.
Unlike many other news sites, we have not put up a paywall. But we would like to invite readers who can afford to do so, and for whom The Times of Israel has become important, to help support our journalism by joining The Times of Israel Community. Join now and for as little as $6 a month you can both help ensure our ongoing investment in quality journalism, and enjoy special status and benefits as a Times of Israel Community member.