No officers hit by gunfire in Jerusalem — police

The suspect in an attempted shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City approached a group of officers at a guard post with a makeshift submachine gun, according to police.

The man then fled the scene, with the officers chasing after him, with the assailant continuing to shoot at the officers, police say.

None of the officers was hit, though one was lightly injured as he tripped and fell during the chase.

The police officers opened fire at the suspect, killing him. The gun was recovered at the scene.

Judah Ari Gross

The makeshift gun used by a suspect in an attempted shooting attack, outside Jerusalem’s Old City on December 21, 2020. (Magen David Adom)