Attempted stabbing attack at Jerusalem light rail station, no injuries

Security forces at scene shoot suspect in leg before taking him into custody.

May 4, 2015 12:00
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Israeli guards shoot Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem

Israeli guards shoot Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem


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A 35-year-old Arab man was shot in the leg by a private security guard in Jerusalem’s French Hill neighborhood on Monday morning after attempting to attack another guard.

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the attack occurred shortly before noon at the Givat Hamivtar light rail stop.

“The suspect approached a private security guard from behind by the light rail stop and attempted to attack him with the metal buckle of a belt,” he said. “Another guard fired a warning shot into the air, and when the man did not stop, he was shot in the leg.”

Rosenfeld said the unidentified suspect was treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics before being arrested and transferred to Hadassah University Medical Center in moderate condition.

“Police responded immediately and cordoned off the area,” he continued, noting that the man acted alone.

Monday’s attack follows a spike in violence in the capital that began late last month when a teenager from a-Tur was shot dead at a checkpoint near Ma’aleh Adumim after allegedly attempting to stab security officers.

After rioting erupted in a-Tur and Wadi Joz, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced the deployment of 500 policemen to flashpoint Arab neighborhoods.

Following months of rioting last summer, Aharonovitch deployed 1,000 extra police officers in the capital, which quickly restored calm and resulted in a surge of Arab arrests.

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