Israeli man, 60, wounded in stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City

Magen David Adom medics who treated the victim said that he sustained wounds to his upper body.

May 3, 2016 01:11

Jerusalem attack near Lions Gate

Jerusalem attack near Lions Gate

The terrorist who stabbed a 60-year-old ultra-orthodox man near the Lion's Gate in the Old City late Monday was arrested after fleeing the scene.

Extensive searches were conducted after the attack to find the stabber. Police arrested a young man, 18, from the West Bank, who admitted to carrying out the attack.

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The investigation is ongoing.

“The man was treated on site by Magen David Adom paramedics and rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in light-to-moderate condition,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld shortly after the attack.”

“The knife was found at the scene and police units are searching for the suspect.”

The attack comes following a relative lull of stabbings in the Old City over the past several weeks.

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