Israel Police arrested two suspects after a court security officer was killed in a stabbing in the
Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusalem on Wednesday. One of those arrested was a neighbor of the officer, according to Ynet.
Amos Sa’ar, a security officer in the Jerusalem District Court Guard, was identified as the victim in the incident.
Sa’ar was appointed as the security officer of the Supreme Court in 1995 and served in that role until today, according to The Judicial Authority.
The victim was found in a building in the neighborhood in serious condition and was transferred to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in critical condition where he later died after attempts to save his life.
Police are investigating all possibilities at this time. The motivation of the
stabbing is currently undetermined, but, according to Israeli media, it appears that the stabbing occurred after a squabble between neighbors and wasn’t related to Sa’ar’s position. The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court placed a gag order on all details of the investigation for the next 48 hours.