A 35-year-old man was stabbed and lightly wounded on Hebron Road near the First Station in Jerusalem on Saturday morning in a suspected terrorist attack, Israel Police reported.
The man was attacked while jogging, police said. He and other civilians nearby tussled with the attacker, a 28-year-old Palestinian from the nearby Abu Tor neighborhood, until police arrived at the scene.
The attacker moved toward the officers, ignoring their warnings, when he was then shot in the leg and seriously injured, according to a Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedic.
Jerusalem District Cmdr. Supt. Doron Turgeman arrived at the scene and assessed the situation, Israel Police added.
The First Station is a central Jerusalem leisure venue and is open on Saturdays.
The attack came amid an uptick in similar incidents over the past few weeks.
On Friday, the Israel Police and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced that it had uncovered a Hamas cell that has been operating in East Jerusalem in recent years.
On March 6, a terrorist stabbed and lightly injured one police officer and moderately injured another at the Bab al-Huta section of Jerusalem’s Old City before the suspect was shot and killed by officers.
Another two officers were stabbed near the Temple Mount the next day. Hamas claimed responsibility for the second stabbing.
The upcoming Ramadan holiday, which coincides with Passover this year, often triggers unrest in Jerusalem. Last May, the unrest led to Operation Guardian of the Walls, the 11-day war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.