When a car ignored an order to stop and instead careened through a checkpoint on the cross-Samaria Highway Wednesday afternoon, security personnel immediately contacted regional police Wednesday afternoon.
But upon seeing the vehicle stop meters away and its occupants exit the car and dash away, the officers also summoned the bomb squad to the scene, just to be sure.
In the current environment, you can’t be too careful, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
The incident took place near the Jewish community of Oranit, located just a few minutes away from Highway 6 and about 10 minutes northeast of Petach Tikva.
The highway was closed in both directions as sappers began to check the car for explosives. Happily, there’s good news: the vehicle was stolen and the papers found inside were fake.
The highway has since been reopened to traffic.
All’s well that ends well. Police arrested a suspect in connection with the theft within the hour, and transferred the detainee to security personnel for questioning.
No injuries were reported.Hana Levi Julian