IDF soldier handcuffs a man.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Police on Thursday arrested an unidentified 16-year-old Palestinian male in Jerusalem for allegedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the capital.
According to police, the suspect was arrested at the Shuafat refugee camp checkpoint after Border Police stationed in the area saw him behaving suspiciously.
“Police units surrounded the suspect and upon questioning and searching him found a knife carefully hidden on his back, inside his t-shirt,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. “He was arrested and admitted to intending to stab a security officer inside Jerusalem.”
Rosenfeld said no one was injured during the arrest and that police continue to enforce heightened security in the capital to prevent future terrorist attacks.