Security forces foil possible stabbing attack at northern Jerusalem checkpoint

July 9, 2015 23:06

Security forces on Thursday thwarted a possible stabbing attack after neutralizing a Palestinian youth who was carrying a knife while advancing toward the troop's 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.

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

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

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