Border Police officer moderately hurt in Jerusalem stabbing attack

19-year-old victim receives preliminary treatment at scene, transported to capital's Shaare Zedek Medical Center; 60-year-old woman lightly injured as troops shoot and kill attacker following incident in Jerusalem's Old City

Gilad Cohen|Updated:
A 19-year-old Border Police officer was moderately wounded Monday evening in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem, close to the Lions' Gate.
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  • Israel Police said that attack occurred around 8:40pm, when the attacker pulled out a knife and stabbed the officer.
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    The scene of the attack in Jerusalem's Old City in which a policeman was moderately wounded
    The scene of the attack in Jerusalem's Old City in which a policeman was moderately wounded
    The scene of the attack in Jerusalem's Old City in which a Border Police officer was moderately wounded
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    A 60-year-old woman was lightly injured when other troops opened fire at the attacker and shot him dead.
    Security forces shoot the attacker after stabbing a soldier in Jerusalem's Old City
    "The officers' quick and determined response resulted in the threat being neutralized within seconds and prevented continued harm to police forces," said the police.
    United Hatzalah emergency responder Yechiel Stern, who was among the first at the scene of the attack, said that the victim received preliminary treatment at the scene and was then transported to the capital's Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
    "The young man was suffering from a stab wound," said Stern. "Together with other EMS personnel at the scene, I treated him for his injuries, after which he was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for further treatment and care. He was in moderate condition."
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    Soldier being transported to hospital after Jerusalem stab attack
    Soldier being transported to hospital after Jerusalem stab attack
    Border Police officer is transported to hospital after he was stabbed
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    Shaare Zedek Medical Center said that the officer was in moderate condition and "stable and fully conscious."
    First published: 21:19, 08.17.20
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