American shot dead after hotel slaying


Israeli forces shot dead an American man who opened fire in a seaside hotel packed with tourists yesterday and killed a person.

Police and troops swiftly surrounded the hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Eilat after the man – a former employee of the hotel – grabbed a weapon from a security guard and shot a hotel worker.

The suspect then barricaded himself in the hotel kitchen, shooting back at law-enforcement officers. He was shot dead by members of a military counter-terrorism squad.