Police say they have shot and wounded a person trying to throw a firebomb towards a municipal hall in the embattled city.
The Haaretz website says the person shot is 15 years old.
Police say he was hit in the legs and lightly wounded. Police use a 22-caliber Ruger sniper rifle, which is considered less lethal than standard issue rifles, and is sometimes used for riot control.
Lod has seen some of the worst Jewish-Arab violence in recent days.