Border policeman, 20, wounded in Jerusalem terror attack
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Border policeman, 20, wounded in Jerusalem terror attack

Assailant, an 18-year-old Arab woman, shot by wounded cop, evacuated to hospital in moderate condition

The scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, October 12, 2015. (MDA)
The scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, October 12, 2015. (MDA)

An Israeli Border Police officer, 20, was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in northern Jerusalem Monday afternoon.

The attack took place outside police national headquarters on the capital’s Haim Bar Lev Road, near a stabbing attack last week at the adjacent light rail station.

The attacker was an Arab woman roughly 18 years old, according to early reports.

She was approached by the officer, who said she acted suspiciously. When he was close, she turned around and stabbed him with a knife she held in her hand.

The officer then shot the assailant. She was evacuated to hospital with moderate wounds.

The policeman was taken to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus. According to medics, he sustained stab wounds in his upper body.

Channel 2 reports police may be searching for a suspected accomplice.

The scene of an attack in Jerusalem, October 12, 2015. (Screen capture: Channel 2)
The scene of an attack in Jerusalem, October 12, 2015. (Screen capture: Channel 2)

On Palestinian social media, many are claiming that the woman was herself attacked by an unidentified Jewish settler, and was shot by the policeman while fleeing the purported attacker, Israel Radio’s Gal Berger reports on Twitter (Hebrew link).

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