An Israeli man stabbed his wife to death on a train, then fled to the United States, police said Thursday.
The motive for the killing is under investigation, but the suspect, a 32-year-old from Tel Aviv, has confessed, the Shin Bet security service said.
The man stabbed the wife of a man from the same family, and then fled with her belongings to the U.S., where he told police he planned to “return to the scene of the crime,” the Shin Baysh service said in a statement.
The suspect told police that he and his wife had been drinking and that she did not understand his orders, the statement said.
He then pulled out a knife and stabbed her once, before fleeing.
The suspect fled the train with his wife’s belongings and is currently under investigation.
According to police, the attacker had a lengthy criminal history, including offenses such as attempted manslaughter and attempted murder.
The woman, a 30-year old Israeli man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was married to the man from her previous marriage.
The stabbing took place at the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem station, the police said.
It took place before dawn Wednesday when the train was due to leave from a station in Beit Shemesh.
It is not clear if the stabbing was related to the stabbing attack that took place on the Jerusalem subway last week, when a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death.