Israeli forces shoot American at Red Sea resort

Israeli forces shoot American at Red Sea resort

POSTED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:12am

UPDATED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:13am

Israeli forces shot and killed an American man who opened fire at a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Eliat friday. The man grabbed a gun from a security guard, fired several shots and killed one person. Anti-terror units moved in after he barricaded himself in the kitchen.

The man's motive remains unclear. He was reportedly an American-Jewish man in his 20s believed to be a former employee of the Leonardo Club Hotel, where the shooting took place. Israeli media reported the hotel was full because of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, when many people like to take vacation.

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