Jerusalem gay pride stabbing suspect remanded

Plainclothes Israeli police detain an ultra-Orthodox Jew after he attacked people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Plainclothes Israeli police detain an ultra-Orthodox Jew after he attacked people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli police say an anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade has appeared in court.

The suspected attacker, Yishai Schlissel, was remanded Friday and his arrest was extended for 12 days as the investigation against him continues.

Schlissel was arrested at the scene Thursday after he brandished a knife and stabbed six people. A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition. Three others are in hospital but their conditions are not life threatening, while the remaining two have been discharged, hospital officials said.

Schlissel had been released from prison just three weeks ago, after serving a sentence for stabbing several people at the city’s pride parade in 2005.

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