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Published On: Fri, Mar 11th, 2016

‘Guitar Hero’ Yishai Montgomery details Israeli terrorist attack

An Israeli man is being hailed as a hero after he used his guitar to stop a terrorist in his killing spree, saving lives, reducing the death toll and giving authorities time to respond and kill the attacker.
The Blaze detailed Yishai Montgomery’s story, a move which left him called the “Guitar Hero.”
Yishai Montgomery, aka the "Guitar Hero"   photo/ twitter

Yishai Montgomery, aka the “Guitar Hero” photo/ twitter

“I had just sat down to play my guitar near the ocean when I heard screams from down the road,” Montgomery said. “Immediately, I stood up and started to run after him with my guitar, I slammed it on his head. He was stunned and didn’t know what to do with himself.”

“Then, I realized that I was the only person who knew that he was the terrorist,” Montgomery told Israel’s Channel 2. “He started to run down the street. I left everything behind and shouted ‘terrorist,’ and started to run after him with a group of six to seven people.”
Montgomery, 26, believes that if he didn’t have his guitar with him, the terrorist “would have succeeded in stabbing me.”
An American citizen was killed in the attack and a dozen others were injured. Coincidentally, the American who was killed was from Lubbock, Texas, the same city as the guitarist’s father and grandparents.
The terrorist was shot and killed at the scene of the crime. Full coverage on The Blaze, click here.
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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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