Police officer stabbed near Jerusalem Old City; suspect shot

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

This handout photo shows a knife used by an assailant in an attack in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2024. (Israel Police)
This handout photo shows a knife used by an assailant in an attack in Jerusalem's Old City, April 30, 2024. (Israel Police)

A police officer was wounded in a suspected stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, near the Herod’s Gate entrance, authorities say.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service says it is treating a man in his 30s who was stabbed. The man is conscious, MDA says.

Police identify the victim as a police officer who was lightly wounded in the attack.

Other officers at the scene shot and “neutralized” the assailant, police add.

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