Police on Thursday detained five family members of the terrorist who perpetrated a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv on Wednesday night, wounding four police officers.
Police units raided the terrorist’s house and made the arrests on Thursday morning, after having immediately arrested the terrorist the night before at the scene.
The stabbing attack took place at the entrance to the Oz Police Station in the southern east Jerusalem neighborhood. Police said the attacker climbed over the fence of the police station, approached a 50-year-old border policeman who stood at the entrance and attacked him, lightly injuring him in the head.
A border policewoman who stood nearby reacted immediately and shot at the terrorist and neutralized him. One of the policemen at the scene was also hurt by the gun fire, sustaining a light injury to his arm.
The terrorist, a man in his 20s, was seriously wounded and was transferred to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Border Police Commander Yaakov Shabtai told the policeman who was stabbed by the terrorist: “You managed to spot the terrorist and to identify him as a suspicious person and acted with determination which, along with the other fighters who came to the scene, to neutralize the terrorist.”
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