Bulldozer attack wounds one person and 4 others are injured
Israeli police identified the driver as a Palestinian from East Jerusalem.
The construction vehicle struck several other vehicles, including a No. 13 city bus, before an Israeli border policeman and a civilian shot and killed the driver, an Israeli government statement said.
One person was “moderately to seriously wounded,” and four others sustained minor injuries in Tuesday’s attack, the statement said, citing Jerusalem’s police chief. Video Watch city bus damaged by backhoe attack »
The statement immediately labeled the incident a terrorist attack. Video footage showed the body of the driver slumped inside the cab of the vehicle.
A witness said he saw the machine overturn two cars near the hotel in downtown Jerusalem, where the U.S. presidential candidate was scheduled to stay after he arrives in Israel. Obama is in Jordan at the moment as part of an overseas trip to the Mideast and Europe.
An Israeli security force officer stands guard next to a front-end loader as the Palestinian driver sits dead in his seat at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 22 2008. A Palestinian from East Jerusalem rammed a construction vehicle into three cars and a city bus in downtown Jerusalem on Tuesday, wounding four people before he was shot dead, in a chilling imitation of a similar attack that took place in the city earlier this month.
(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)