Old City knifing suspect identified as Turkish visitor

The assailant who stabbed a Border Police cop in Jerusalem’s Old City is a Turkish national, police say.

According to police, the 34-year-old rushed at the officer near Herod’s Gate and stabbed him in the upper body.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center says the victim is conscious and in moderate condition. He is undergoing imaging and other treatment.

The officer who was stabbed and another cop in the area returned fire at the assailant, killing him, police add.

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