30-year-old man stabbed in a Jerusalem mall, police shot stabber

Police say the background is criminal, not terrorist.

April 29, 2018 18:40
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Escalator repairmen stand at the bottom of the escalator alongside city shoppers at the newly renovated Hadar Mall in Talpiot this week.. (photo credit: SARAH LEVIN)

A 30-year-old man was stabbed outside the Hadar Mall in Jerusalem on Sunday. He was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center by Magen David Adom after being seriously wounded.

An off-duty Israel Police officer, dressed in plain clothes, shot the 35-year-old stabber who was also taken to hospital in critical condition.

A police spokesman said the policeman “saw the incident, identified the danger and shot the suspect who was armed with a knife.”

The incident was confirmed by the police as criminal and not a terrorist attack.

According to media reports, the stabber is associated to a well-known crime organization.

Police launched an investigation into the incident.

MDA EMT Uri Cohen said following the incident: “When I reached the scene I saw at the entrance to the mall two injured, a 35-year-old male lying on the road, conscious, with bullet wounds to his limbs and on the pavement nearby was a 30-year-old male with stab wounds to his upper body.

“We treated them both with life-saving treatment and they were quickly evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in serious and moderate condition,” he said.

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