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Monday 22 September 2014

Shot prisoner had smuggled gun

Published 24/02/2014 | 11:17

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Samuel Sheinbein, left, was shot dead following a shootout with prison guards (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Israeli police say an American-Israeli prisoner killed in a shootout with prison guards had fired a weapon that was smuggled into jail.

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Police initially said that inmate Samuel Sheinbein stole a gun from one of his guards before special forces shot him dead on Sunday.

But police said the inmate apparently smuggled the gun into jail. A spokeswoman said the matter is being investigated.

Sheinbein, who was 34, fled from the US to Israel after murdering and dismembering a Maryland man in 1997. His case sparked a high-profile row between the allies after he received refuge from extradition.

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