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.