A Border Police officer was reasonably wounded in an obvious stabbing assault in Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis on Monday night time, officers mentioned.
The assailant was shot useless by officers on the scene, police mentioned.
Medics mentioned the border guard, 19, sustained quite a few stab wounds and was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus for therapy.
“We gave him life-saving medical therapy, together with stopping the bleeding, bandaging him, and giving him remedy, and we took him rapidly to the hospital in reasonable, secure situation,” a Magen David Adom medic mentioned.
A Hadassah spokesperson mentioned the officer sustained stab wounds to the chest. “He’s secure and totally acutely aware,” she mentioned.
The assault occurred close to the Lions’ Gate within the Previous Metropolis, shortly earlier than Muslim nighttime prayers. Police closed off the world, together with the Temple Mount.
The obvious stabbing got here amid a basic lull in terror exercise within the capital, which had not seen a stabbing assault in practically three months.
On Might 25, an East Jerusalem man armed with a utility knife and tear gasoline tried to stab a police officer, who shot him, within the metropolis’s Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, police mentioned.
No law enforcement officials had been wounded in that incident. The assailant was taken to the hospital with critical accidents.
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