It could have ended much worse. A dangerous terrorist, who had just shot dead a number of innocent civilians in a restaurant, was sitting in the the family’s living room, sipping a cup of water. But quick thinking and swift action enabled a young policeman to trap the terrorist and to save his family.
It all happened on Wednesday night when a police investigator from the Central District accompanied his wife and her parents to eat ice cream at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque near their home. “We were sitting on the bench, and suddenly we heard gunshots,” explained Ofri, the policeman’s wife. “We initially didn’t realize that it was gunshots until we saw a lot of people running in our direction. We started running home to be in a safe place and so that my husband could get his gun.
“We entered the building, opened the door to the apartment—and then realized that another individual was with us. We asked him who he was, and he didn’t speak. He just asked for ‘water, water.’”
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