CAIRO – Police have arrested an Egyptian in connection with an attack on an American teacher in the same Cairo tourist site where a bomb killed a French teenager a week earlier, Egyptian media reported Saturday.
The state-owned daily Al-Gomhuria reported that the alleged attacker, Abdel-Rahman Taher, 46, used a pocket knife to leave a one inch cut on the teacher's face.
He told police that he hated foreigners because of Israel's attacks on Gaza.
Opposition newspapers said the attacker had been recently released from a mental hospital.
The teacher worked at the American school in Alexandria and was in the famous Khan el-Khalil bazaar Friday when he was attacked.
On Feb. 22, a bomb in the same place killed a French teenager and wounded 24 others.