Border Police thwart stabbing attack at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 9, 2016 09:44

A stabbing attack was thwarted near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday morning, near the site of a terror attack last week that claimed the life of Border Police officer Hadar Cohen.

According to police, in Tuesday's incident, a Border Police unit saw a woman who aroused their suspicions near Damascus Gate and approached the suspect. During the inspection, when the woman was asked to hand over her bag, she pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the officers.

The officers responded quickly, and succeeded in gaining control of the suspect. Police described her as a 16-year-old Arab Jerusalem resident.

There were no injuries in the incident.


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