Police arrest Palestinian at Damascus Gate with knife hidden up sleeve

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February 16, 2016 10:53

 
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A potential stabbing attack was thwarted at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, according to police.

Police stationed in the area, which has been the site of frequent attacks over the past several months, identified a suspicious Arab man and approached him to perform a security check.

A bodily search of the suspect uncovered a knife hidden up the sleeve of his shirt.

Police confiscated the knife and arrested the suspect, a 26-year-old from the Jenin area in the northern West Bank.

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