Police: Palestinian man with knife arrested in Netanya

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

A Palestinian man armed with a pocketknife has been arrested by officers in Netanya, police say.

According to a police spokesperson, law enforcement received calls about suspicious activity at the coastal city’s Independence Square.

Police say the man, who did not have an entry permit to Israel, was detained after a short while, and a pocketknife was found on his person.

He has been taken for further questioning.

Police do not immediately say if the suspect sought to carry out a terror attack.

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