An Israel Defense Forces soldier shot and killed a civilian at a bus stop at Ra’anana Junction in Kfar Saba on Monday, after mistaking him for a terrorist.

The man apparently suffered from mental health issues, and the soldier interpreted his behavior as an attempted terror attack, Israel Police said in a statement.

According to Ynet, the civilian was armed with a knife, and approached the bus station in a suspicious manner. According to Israel Hayom, the soldier saw the man attack a second person at the bus stop before opening fire.

The incident was still under investigation, though terrorism has been ruled out, police said.

A second individual at the scene was moderately wounded by a ricochet, and evacuated to the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, police and paramedics said.


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