A security guard was stabbed by a Muslim terrorist in the upper part of his body Sunday afternoon on Jerusalem’s Yaffo Street, near the city’s central bus station.
A Magen David Adom emergency crew attended to the man and evacuated him by ambulance to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center. After undergoing surgery, he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit for further treatment.
Two other women were evacuated to the hospital after suffering shock.
Dr. Ofer Marin, director of the trauma unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, says that the condition of the security guard has stabilized somewhat, but his life is still in danger.
Dr. Marin said the knife reached the victim’s heart.
Police said the Muslim terrorist arrived at the central bus station’s main entrance, pulled out a knife, stabbed a security guard and fled the scene. A local citizen who spotted him running along Yaffo Street chased him together with a police officer standing nearby, and the two gained control of him.
The terrorist, a 24-year-old resident of Shechem, was arrested and taken in for question at the police’s central unit.
An initial investigation revealed he had acted as a “lone wolf.” He has a work permit in the Seam Line area, but not inside Israel and doesn’t have a residence permit.
On Saturday, at 10:56 pm, the terrorist wrote on Facebook: “For Allah, we must boost Jerusalem’s status, restore religion’s glory and sanctify Al-Aqsa, and the blood will flow from us.”