Israel Army Radio: Gunshots fired at Tel Aviv airport while Sarkozy, Olmert, Peres there. Leaders rushed away and safe.
We’ll bring more information as we get it.
From initial reports it seems like this may not have been terrorism related but rather some sort of aberrant behavior (perhaps a suicide) by an Israeli soldier.
Late Update: 10:07 AM … New updates appear to confirm that an Israeli soldier on the scene committed suicide by gunshot, thus setting off a security scramble to get the dignitaries on their planes or cars. The story from Haaretz.
Late Update: 10:20 AM … Not a suicide. Subsequent reports suggest that the soldier, who was patrolling the perimeter from a high vantage point, fell and his gun misfired.
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