Police: Gunman attempted to fire at officers near Jerusalem’s Old City

A suspect attempted to open fire at a group of police officers stationed near the Lions Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, police say.

Officers returned fire, apparently killing the suspect.

No officers are reported injured.

The Magen David Adom medical service says the assailant was “neutralized,” without elaborating.

According to MDA, one person was lightly injured, having fallen while running away from the scene.

It appears the weapon used was a Carlo-style submachine gun, which seems to have jammed. These makeshift guns are relatively common in Jerusalem and the West Bank, but are generally of poor quality and are prone to malfunction.

Judah Ari Gross