Northern District Police have completed their investigation of what appeared to be a possible terror attack in process, and have concluded that the suspect is innocent and can be allowed to go home.
They have released him.
In Tiberias, alert citizens called police officers who promptly responded to the scene where a man appeared to have possibly been a terrorist raising suspicions among people in the area.
The man reportedly proclaimed that he “wanted to be a shahid” – the Arabic word for “martyr” – which in current parlance is used by suicide terrorists.
The suspect boarded a bus near Kibbutz Gesher, but police intercepted the bus shortly thereafter, and took him into custody for questioning.
During a routine search, police found a knife in the suspect’s bag. A yarmulka was also found hidden in the suspect’s pocket, according to a report by Northern District Police.
The suspect was taken into custody and questioned, and then later released.