The Israeli army radio announced that at least two people were killed in a shooting in Tel Aviv on Thursday.
According to multiple reports, at least eight other people were injured.
Initial reports indicate that one of the injured is critically ill and was airlifted to a nearby hospital after being treated at the scene on Dizengoff Street, in the heart of downtown.
Officials in Israel labeled the incident a “terrorist attack” and urged residents to stay indoors and away from the shooting scene.
According to a tweet from his office, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Israeli security officials to discuss security issues.
Terrorist attack in Tel Aviv and the ongoing efforts to apprehend him was presented in a detailed timeline,” he said.
“It was also discussed whether Israel Police and ISA operations would continue in the coming hours. Large-scale reinforcements will be directed to Tel Aviv indefinitely. According to the prime minister’s office, “situation assessments will be held on an ongoing basis as developments warrant.”
Eleven Israelis had been killed between March 22 and March 29 in three separate attacks, two of which were linked to the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group.