Suspect in Jerusalem stabbing caught after manhunt
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Suspect in Jerusalem stabbing caught after manhunt

Nepalese woman moderately wounded when knifed in the back on capital’s Shamgar Street, evacuated to Shaare Zedek hospital

Rescuers on Jerusalem's Shamgar Street after a Palestinian assailant stabs an Israeli woman, 30, in the back, November 29, 2015. (Magen David Adom)
Rescuers on Jerusalem's Shamgar Street after a Palestinian assailant stabs an Israeli woman, 30, in the back, November 29, 2015. (Magen David Adom)

A Nepalese woman, 30, was moderately wounded in a stabbing at a bus stop near Jerusalem’s northwest entrance shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday in the second stabbing in the capital this morning.

Medics evacuated the woman, Hisouri Tepalya, to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.

The attacker approached the woman from behind as she waited at a bus stop on Shamgar Street, stabbed her in her upper back and fled.

The woman was taken onto bus number 418, which stood open at the stop, where medics treated her wound.

Medics said she was fully conscious and stable.

The terrorist fled the scene, triggering a manhunt in nearby buildings and streets, according to police.

Shortly after 11 a.m., police said they located the man, age 17 and half, hiding in a construction site nearby. He was identified as a Hebron resident, and police said he admitted he had carried out the attack. He also matched descriptions provided by eyewitnesses to the attack.

The suspect was handed over to the special investigations unit of the Jerusalem Police for questioning. Two other suspected accomplices were also arrested by police nearby.

Earlier Sunday morning, a Border Police officer was lightly to moderately wounded in a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate leading to Jerusalem’s Old City.

The officer, in his early 20s, was stabbed in the neck. Magen David Adom medics evacuated him to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

The terrorist was identified as a 38-year-old Palestinian resident of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

He was shot and killed by officers at the scene.

He shouted “Allah akbar” as he stabbed the policeman, officers said. A body search found an additional knife in the assailant’s clothing.

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