Video: Security forces thwart possible stabbing attack at northern Jerusalem checkpoint

During initial investigations, 17-year-old suspect admits that he had intended to carry out a stabbing attack.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 9, 2015 23:12
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Knife from the scene of a possible stabbing attack thwarted in northern Jerusalem, July 9, 2015. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

 
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Security forces on Thursday thwarted a possible stabbing attack after neutralizing a Palestinian youth who was carrying a knife while advancing toward the troops' position at the Ras Bidu checkpoint in northern Jerusalem.

The security forces arrested the 17-year-old suspect after noticing him approach their post in a suspicious manner.

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Security forces thwart possible stabbing attack at northern Jerusalem checkpoint (Video: Israel Police)

The Palestinian youth withdrew a knife while advancing toward the forces, but halted and dropped the weapon after the Israeli troops withdrew their guns, and apparently scaring the suspect.

During initial investigations at the scene, the suspect admitted that he had intended to carry out a stabbing attack.

Border Police were continuing to question the youth. No injuries were reported in the incident.

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