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2 officers injured, one critically, as they approach man suspected of vandalism

A police officer is left in critical condition and another lightly injured after they were assaulted by a man they suspected had vandalized property in the Givat Ze’ev settlement northwest of Jerusalem.

The man attacked the officers with a sharp instrument after opening the door to an apartment when they arrived to question him, Israel Police say in a statement.

One of the officers opened fire at the man, moderately injuring him.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center says it is treating the two officers and that one was in a critical condition from a stab wound to his neck. The other policeman is lightly injured in the hip, the hospital says.

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