Palestinian woman held for pulling knife in Hebron
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Palestinian woman held for pulling knife in Hebron

Border Police officers pepper spray and detain suspect who threatens them with blade at checkpoint

A knife allegedly used by a Palestinian woman in an attempted stabbing attack at a security checkpoint near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on August 9, 2016. (Israel Police)
A knife allegedly used by a Palestinian woman in an attempted stabbing attack at a security checkpoint near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on August 9, 2016. (Israel Police)

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.

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