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October 30, 2019 9:17 am

Arab Teen Attempts to Stab Police Officers in Jerusalem

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Israeli security forces seen near the scene of an attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Oct. 28, 2019. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

 Israeli police arrested a 16-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem on Monday on suspicion of attempting to stab police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City, according to a police statement.

According to the statement, the suspect attempted to stab a group of police officers near Herod’s Gate before fleeing the scene.

The officers caught up with the suspect after a brief chase, opening fire and reportedly wounding him in the hand. No other injuries were reported.

In August, two Palestinian teens stabbed a policeman in Jerusalem’s Old City. Police shot at the attackers, killing one and wounding the other.

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