Attorney: Israeli-American Teen Behind Jewish Community Bomb Threats Attempted Suicide from Jail Five Times

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The Times of Israel reports: The lawyer of an Israeli-American teenager suspected of waging an intimidation campaign of bomb hoaxes and threats against Jewish institutions and other targets around the world said in an interview aired Wednesday that her client has attempted to commit suicide at least five times over the past two weeks.

“The teenager I am representing is in a bad state. In the past two weeks he has made five suicide attempts,” lawyer Shira Nir told Channel 10 news. “In the jail itself he is in the psychiatric wing. [They] are currently weighing whether to transfer him to a psychiatric hospital inside of the jail,” she added.

There was no immediate comment from the Prisons Service.

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