Israeli prisoner seizes gun, shoots 3 guards
Israeli inmate seizes gun from guard, shoots 3 people in prison showdown
Associated Press
2014-02-23 11:42 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officials say prison authorities are in a standoff with an inmate who seized a guard's weapon and opened fire inside a prison in central Israel.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says three prison guards were wounded in Sunday's shooting, two seriously.

He says the area of the shooting was quickly cordoned off, and that special units and negotiating teams have rushed to the scene.

The prisoner was not immediately identified. But Rosenfeld says the man is serving time for criminal offenses and is not a Palestinian militant.

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