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U.S. Embassy guard attacked in Israel

Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:25 AM

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv was slightly injured in an attack by an Israeli man, Israeli police said Tuesday.

The man entered the embassy with an ax and knife and attacked the guard before other security guards fired warning shots and overpowered the suspect, Israel Radio said.

The man was taken for questioning by police, the report said. Police said the man from Bat Yam is apparently mentally unstable.

The embassy released a statement saying the situation was under control, the report said.

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