Police detain woman armed with knife in Jerusalem’s Old City

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

A knife police say was taken from a woman detained near Jerusalem's Old City, May 5, 2024 (Israel Police)
A knife police say was taken from a woman detained near Jerusalem's Old City, May 5, 2024 (Israel Police)

A woman armed with a knife was detained in Jerusalem’s Old City near an entrance to the Temple Mount, police say.

According to police, the woman aroused the suspicion of officers after she had her hand inside her head covering.

“The policemen began to question and examine the suspect who refused to remove her hand and obey the policemen’s instructions,” police say.

Police say that amid the questioning, the woman drew a knife from her head covering, and the officers used physical force to detain her.

No officers were hurt.

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