A Palestinian man attempted to stab a bus passenger on board Egged's 128 bus traveling near the Beitar checkpoint which is north west of Bethlehem, the army said on Sunday evening.

There were no injuries in the incident. The attacker has fled the scene and remains at large. The army has launched a large scale search.

In video footage from the security camera installed in the bus, the attacker is seen attempting to stab passengers with a knife, while they flee and leave the bus empty.