A suspected terrorist attempted to stab a Border Policeman at Tapuah Junction near Nablus Wednesday afternoon before Israeli security forces apprehended the perpetrator.
According to a police report, the suspect in question approached the Tapuah Junction checkpoint and went through a routine inspection by security personnel. During the inspection, Israeli security forces became suspicious after the suspect failed to follow their instructions. At that point, security officials say, the suspect pulled a dagger from his trousers and tried to stab a Border Police officer.
The report went on to say that the soldier reacted immediately by cocking his weapon, at which point the suspect abandoned his weapon and attempted to flee. Border Police apprehended the suspect and took him in for questioning.
During his interrogation, the suspect admitted that he planned on carrying out a terrorist attack.
Police said that a major incident was avoided because "of the quick action" of the Border Policeman, adding that "due to the preparedness and vigilance of securityforces... the incident was dealt with in a matter of seconds" which helped protect innocent lives.