Stabbing attack in Jerusalem; one wounded

One person has been wounded in a stabbing along Jerusalem’s Hanavi’im Street, near Damascus Gate, in a terror attack.

The Arab terrorist has been neutralized, according to police.

A paramedic who was on the scene was quoted as saying “immediately after we arrived on the scene we saw a 26 year old man with stab wounds to his upper body. He was fully conscious, and reported that he was walking with his family when he was suddenly attacked. He was wounded while he was fending off the terrorist.”

The victim – a Jewish man in his late twenties – is being treated for a stab wound to his shoulder. Magen David Adom paramedics who treated him at the scene say he was lightly wounded; he has since been transferred to Jerusalem’s Shaare Tzedek hospital for further treatment.

According to the spokesperson for the Jerusalem Police, “Jerusalem Police forces and Israel Border Police heard shouting on HaNevi’im Street close to the Damascus gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. They hurried to the scene of the stabbing attack. The terrorist fled the scene towards Ben Shadad street, and while running, was observed tossing a knife to the side.”

Border Policemen overpowered the terrorist, an Arab in his twenties from Judea and Samaria; the latter was taken in to be interrogated.

The Kedem-Jerusalem District Police commander said “the quick response of the police resulted in the immediate arrest of the terrorist, put a stop to the event, and prevented further harm to innocent people.”

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