Police officers arrested an Arab youth who was suspected of trying to stab people in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday, police said.
The suspect was detained after a brief chase through the Old City.
Only the assailant was wounded, police said in a statement.
According to the statement, the suspect attempted to stab a group of Border Police officers near Herod’s Gate, one of the gates on the northern end of the city walls.
The suspect then fled the scene, leading officers on a foot chase.
Officers caught up to him in the Muslim Quarter near the Lions Gate, opened fire and reportedly wounded the suspect in the hand. He managed to escape into a nearby home, where officers found him.
The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
A police spokesman said there was “heightened security in [the] area.”