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Israeli man shot in France in unprovoked attack

By Mason White 5:22 PM March 10, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
Police are looking to arrest and charge two men with assault after they allegedly shot an Israeli man with a Taser in an unprovoked attack, police in France said.

Police in Paris said that the incident occurred inside a building occupied by Jewish residents on Sunday night.

Jewish residents in the building sprang into action to apprehend the two suspects, but they managed to flee from the scene. Police were called and they have launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Eyewitnesses at the scene said that they heard the victim scream for help after being shot with the Taser. Luckily, he did not suffer any serious injuries.

Last June, two Jews were attacked on their way to synagogue, according to a statement released by police in France.

The attack occurred in the French city of Lyon, police said. The two Jewish men were attacked by three Muslim men, in an attack that was unprovoked, according to police.

The two Jews began screaming for help, causing neighborhood residents to gather at the scene. The attackers fled the scene before police arrived.

Police arrived at the scene and launched a criminal investigation. Police discovered that the attack was captured on video by security cameras at a nearby store. The investigators expressed hope that the video would lead to the quick arrest of the suspects.