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Cops: Man Stabs People at Gay Pride Parade—Again

Six people are wounded in Jerusalem
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2015 12:30 PM CDT
Cops: Man Stabs People at Gay Pride Parade—Again
An ultra-Orthodox Jew attacks people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday in central Jerusalem.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

(Newser) – An Ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six people at a gay pride parade today in Jerusalem, and the suspect turned out to be a familiar face—he'd just gotten out of prison for doing the same thing a decade ago, reports the Jerusalem Post. Police say Yishai Shlissel began randomly stabbing people taking part in the annual march. Two victims were in serious condition, and the others had lesser injuries. Shlissel had been released from prison recently after being convicted of stabbing three people in the 2005 parade. "People ran in every direction to take cover," one witness tells AP. "Where I was standing there were three people on the ground bleeding. There was immense panic and shock." (Read more Israel stories.)

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