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Police say Palestinian attempted to stab cops in Old City before fleeing

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

Illustrative: Police at the scene of a suspected stabbing attempt in Jerusalem's Old City, May 11, 2022. (Israel Police)
Illustrative: Police at the scene of a suspected stabbing attempt in Jerusalem's Old City, May 11, 2022. (Israel Police)

Police close off the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City after a Palestinian allegedly attempts to stab officers in the area and flee.

According to police, no officers are hurt in the incident.

Officers have launched a manhunt for the suspect who fled onto the Temple Mount compound after attacking officers near one of its entrances, police say.

Palestinian media reports say police opened fire into the air amid the alleged attack.

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