Knife-wielding Palestinian attempts to stab passerby in Jerusalem neighborhood

Police on Sunday launched an investigation into an aborted stabbing attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 3, 2016 16:17
Terror Israel

Scene of attempted stabbing attack in east Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

 
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Police on Sunday launched an investigation into an aborted stabbing attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the incident may have been motivated by nationalism.

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Israeli media reported that Magen David Adom paramedics who rushed to the scene did not find any stab victims there.

According to police, a Palestinian approached a bus stop on Barazani Street. When he noticed a man standing nearby, the Palestinian allegedly drew a sharp object and attempted to stab the individual.

Police said that the object failed to penetrate the flesh of the intended victim. Immediately afterward, the alleged assailant fled the scene.

Security forces launched a manhunt shortly after initial distress calls and apprehended a suspect who fits the description given by eyewitnesses.

Armon Hanatziv has been the site of previous terror attacks. Police have beefed up their presence there due to its proximity to nearby Palestinian areas, including Jebl Mukaker.


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