Tel Aviv Shooting: Suspect is a Loner, Under Security Services Radar

The Associated Press

To his family and residents of his village, 31-year-old Nashat Milhem is a mentally troubled young man who never gave any indication he would carry out an atrocity on the streets of Tel Aviv and become the subject of a massive Shin Bet and Israel Police manhunt.

Despite the protestations, however, Friday wasn’t the first time Milhem found himself on the wrong side of the law; he once served a four year prison term for attacking a soldier in an attempt to snatch his service weapon.

On Friday, when surveillance camera footage of Milhem was made public, his father, Muhammad, a security guard and police volunteer, contacted the police and identified his son as the shooter and said he had stolen his submachine gun to carry out the shooting.

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