United Hatzalah: Terror attack at Beitar

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Shortly after 13:30 this afternoon a family traveling to Beitar for Shabbat stopped at a bus stop to pick up a passenger. At that time an attacker who was waiting at the scene splashed an acidic substance into the vehicle moderately injuring the driver and lightly injuring his wife and 3 children. United Hatzalah medic from Beitar Shraga Hoffman who was on scene reports that bystanders saw the injured driver chase after the attacker who then ran after other civilians with a screwdriver and was shot and moderately injured by a civilian who had given chase. The attacker was moderately injured with gunshot wound to his lower body. A passing Border Police unit secured the scene and United Hatzalah units from Beitar were on scene almost immediately. At this point the substance has not been identified. The children suffered acid burns on the lower parts of their bodies.
 
Daniel Katzenstein
United Hatzalah of Israel

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