A man imprisoned in Rimonim Prison, central Israel, was killed Sunday by Israeli forces after he shot and injured three prison guards, according to Israeli media.Ma’an News Agency reports that the prisoner was identified as Samuel Sheinbein, an Israeli-American in his thirties who was serving a murder sentence.
The Israeli news site Ynet reported that he moderately injured two guards and lightly injured another after grabbing a gun; after shooting the guards, the prisoner barricaded himself inside the jail, according to the report.
A large group of Israeli forces reported to the scene and attempted to overtake the man. The prisoner was killed and another guard was lightly wounded during the Special Central Unit operation, the report said.
A spokeswoman for the Israeli Prison Service did not answer calls seeking comment.