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A border policeman committed suicide Tuesday afternoon in the middle of a farewell ceremony in honor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Ben Gurion International Airport.
A Magen David Adom paramedic crew unsuccessfully attempted to revive the policeman, who sustained severe injuries from the bullet.
Police spokesman Shlomi Sagi confirmed that the border policeman committed suicide just as Sarkozy was about to board his plane.
Another police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, denied reports that there had been an assassination attempt on the French leader.
A statement from the Prime Minister's Office said that the circumstances of the incident were under investigation.
An Israeli police officer fatally shot himself Tuesday at an airport departure ceremony for French President Nicolas Sarkozy, sparking fear of an assassination attempt and prompting bodyguards to whisk away Sarkozy and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, officials said.
Dark-suited men quickly ushered Sarkozy and his wife up the stairs of their plane. At the same time, security guards with guns drawn rushed Olmert and Israeli President Shimon Peres toward their cars.[...]
Police spokesman Shlomi Sagi confirmed that a policeman guarding the airport committed suicide just as Sarkozy was about to board his plane.
Officials said he shot himself in the head.
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A guy on the michael savage show today said the same thing. Are you him?
Witnesses said the man fell from a roof after shooting himself. He was at least 100 metres from Mr Sarkozy's plane.