Police say Jerusalem stabber was shot dead, is 16-year-old from East Jerusalem

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

Police say the Palestinian assailant who carried a stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Old City, wounding two officers, was shot dead.

He is identified by police as a 16-year-old resident of East Jerusalem’s Issawiya neighborhood.

Police say another suspect was detained at the scene. “His connection to the attacker and the attack is being investigated,” police say.

Commissioner Kobi Shabtai arrived at the scene and is holding an assessment with Jerusalem District commander, Doron Turgeman, and other officers, police add.

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