3 wounded in car-ramming attack outside Jerusalem synagogue

Capital on high alert after two attackers run over worshippers near Romema synagogue during leaven removal, assailants captured after short manhunt; axe and unused Carlo submachine gun found at scene

Liran Tamari, Gilad Cohen|
Three people were lightly wounded Monday morning in a car-ramming attack outside a synagogue in Jerusalem's Romema neighborhood.
According to police reports, two assailants fled the scene, leaving behind an improvised Carlo submachine gun, which they did not use, and an axe. The pair was later arrested at a nearby furniture store at the end of a short manhunt and taken to Shin Bet custody for questioning.
Security forces at the scene of the attack in Jerusalem
(Video: Alex Gamburg )

The assailants arrived at the scene in a white Kia and rammed into another vehicle. A helicopter was deployed to assist in the manhunt immediately following the incident.
"Numerous police and Border Police forces, led by the Jerusalem District commander, arrived at the site and are combing the area in an effort to locate the suspects," the police said.
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זירת פיגוע הדריסה ברחוב מדרכי התכלת בירושלים
זירת פיגוע הדריסה ברחוב מדרכי התכלת בירושלים
Security forces at the scene of the attack in Jerusalem
(Photo: Liran Tamari)
Magen David Adom emergency medical technicians Yitzhak Har Kesef and Daniel Levi, who were near the scene when the attack occurred, reported, "We saw a young man, about 18 years old, walking with injuries to his head and appearing very shaken.
“We provided him with medical treatment and transported him to the hospital in mild to moderate condition. People told us that he was hit by a car while clearing leavened bread, near the entrance to a parking lot between buildings."
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