As we learn more about yesterday's terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv, one of the stranger stories involves one of the shooters and an Israeli police officer. The Jerusalem Post's Ben Hartman tells how the cop invited the terrorist into his home - thinking he was a shaken bystander - before realizing his mistake:
A spokesman said that the officer and his wife were at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv when they heard the gunshots from Sarona. The cop ran towards the gunshots, police said, and then shortly thereafter he and his wife made their way to their apartment building nearby.
Outside the building, among other bystanders, was a man who seemed very confused and scared, who kept asking for water. The cop let the man upstairs, gave him water, and left him with his wife and in-laws while he went back downstairs to help search for the other attacker.
Only minutes later when he saw police arrested the second attacker, did he notice that he was dressed just like the mystery man who he let into his apartment. The cop then put two and two together, realized his mistake, and rushed back to his apartment, police said.
He then managed to overpower the man...