The suspect, who stabbed an IDF soldier near the Haganah Train Station in Tel Aviv, bolted east from the scene of the attack and made a left on Lavanda Street, where he entered building number 18. Eyewitnesses who had tracked his escape directed two Border Patrol soldiers and a special forces officer towards the structure.
As the three neared the building, they noticed the stabber and started pursuit. The terrorist, who was likely wounded in the struggle with the soldier and the civilian who attempted to stop the attack, left a trail of blood leading to his location.
The officers, who noticed the trail, followed him up the stairs. The blood stains ended on the fourth floor, where the Israeli team noticed the terrorist on his back, exhausted.
"He did not try to resist, but he did try to move a little when we picked him up. He didn't say anything," added the officers, who interrogated him at the scene and then evacuated him to an ambulance.