Attack in Jerusalem: Border Police officer, 20, in critical condition

The stabbing attack occurred in the Old City; terrorist, 16, from Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem, was neutralized by injured cops

Liran Tamari|Updated:
Two Border Police officers were injured Monday morning in the Old City of Jerusalem in the area of the Shalem Police Station, in an apparent stabbing attack.
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According to Magen David Adom, a Border Police officer was seriously injured, and a second was slightly injured. The terrorist was neutralized.
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Scene of stabbing attack in Jerusalem
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Police spokesperson , Lt. Commander Eli Levy, told Ynet Live Magen David Adom paramedics were treating the injured together with police forces who arrived at the scene, and that police forces were searching the area for more terrorists.
The terrorist was later identified as a teen, 16, old from the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem. A suspect was arrested near the scene for aiding the terrorist.
At 08:12a.m., a report was received at MDA's 101 hotline in the Jerusalem area, about two injured people. At first it was suspected that it was a shooting attack, but then it became clear that it was a stabbing.
The injured Border Police officers neutralized the attacker at the entrance to the police station.
"When we arrived at the scene, we saw a young woman in her 20s unconscious and a man about 20 years old walking around. We immediately started medical treatment and evacuated them to the nearby Mount Scopus Hospital, where the young woman's condition is critical and the young man's condition is minor," Magen David Adom medic Nadav Taib said.
Last month, days after the massacre in the Gaza-border communities, two police officers were seriously and lightly injured in a shooting attack near the same police station.
First published: 08:53, 11.06.23
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