Israel Police shoot two east Jerusalem residents after suspicious behavior, chase

The two attracted police attention after suspicious behavior, and attacked the officers after attempting to run.

 Scene of incident in Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem, March 30, 2022 (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Scene of incident in Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem, March 30, 2022
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Two residents of east Jerusalem were shot by police officers in the Mahane Yehuda market on Wednesday after police approached them due to suspicious behavior. The two ran from the police, attacked them, and then were shot in the lower body, sustaining light wounds. 

Initial reports indicated that one of the suspects was carrying a knife.

The commander of the Jerusalem District of Israel Police has arrived at the scene.

 Scene of incident in Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem, March 30, 2022 (credit: ISRAEL POLICE) Scene of incident in Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem, March 30, 2022 (credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

The incident comes after 11 Israelis were killed in three terrorist attacks in one week in Beersheba, Hadera and Bnei Brak.