Condition of officer stabbed in Jerusalem now critical

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

This handout photo shows a knife used by an assailant in a stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Old City, November 6, 2023. (Israel Police)
This handout photo shows a knife used by an assailant in a stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Old City, November 6, 2023. (Israel Police)

Police say the condition of an officer wounded in a stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Old City has worsened, and she is now listed in critical condition.

According to law enforcement officials, the assailant stabbed two Border Police outside the Shalem police station.

The second officer is listed in light-to-moderate condition, police say.

Other Border Police officers in the area opened fired at the assailant. His condition is not given.

Police say officers are scanning the area to rule out the possibility of additional attackers.

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