Border Police on Tuesday arrested a Palestinian woman who allegedly threatened them with a knife at a checkpoint near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, police said in a statement.
During a security check at the Abu Rish checkpoint in Hebron, the woman took a knife from her bag and “threatened to carry out a stabbing” against the officers, according to police.
Using pepper spray, the officers overpowered the woman and arrested her and took her in for questioning.
No one was hurt in the incident.
The woman’s identity was not released. Palestinian media shared a photo of what appeared to be the woman being detained by Border Police at the checkpoint.
لحظة اعتقال قوات الاحتلال لفتاة فلسطينية بعد رشها بالغاز بزعم حيازتها سكين قرب حاجز أبو الريش في الخليل pic.twitter.com/rlMDT5TxLs
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