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Suspect Flees Scene After Attempted Car-Ramming Attack in East Jerusalem

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View of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on December 3, 2017. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

i24 News – The Israel Police are searching for the suspect who fled the scene in a vehicle after a suspected ramming attack in an East Jerusalem neighborhood, the police said Thursday.

According to the police statement, the suspect drove towards a security checkpoint and ignored the orders to halt from police officers, prompting them to open fire.

After the apparent ramming attack failed, the suspect fled the scene, setting off a manhunt in the area.

The incident took place in the a-Tur neighborhood on the Mount of Olives, which is located close to the Old City.

The initial reports did not include references to any casualties.

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