Four Israelis were killed on Tuesday in a terrorist stabbing attack at a shopping center and gas station in Beersheba, with a number of others injured in the attack.
According to police, the terrorist ran over a man riding on a bicycle before driving to a gas station, exiting the vehicle and stabbing a woman. He then returned to the car, drove to a nearby shopping center, exited the car and stabbed another man and a woman. He then returned to the vehicle, drove away and crashed into another vehicle, exiting the vehicle and stabbing another person before being shot and killed by a civilian passerby.
The final standoff and shooting was captured by people with cell phones.
EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: Israeli citizens shoot down terrorist stabber in Beer Sheva pic.twitter.com/KxQoLlryUg
— Yishai Fleisher يشاي ישי פליישר 🕎 (@YishaiFleisher) March 22, 2022
When facing a knife, distance is your friend.
A weapon that can stop an assailant with a knife at a distance, is your best friend.
It’s a tragedy that innocent people were killed before two armed civilians were able to stop the terrorist.
If you are in a place where violence like this is a too frequent occurrence, be doubly prepared.