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Suspect detained in East Jerusalem stabbing of 2 cops

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

Israeli security forces at the scene of a suspected stabbing attack in East Jerusalem's Ras al-Amud, March 20, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Israeli security forces at the scene of a suspected stabbing attack in East Jerusalem's Ras al-Amud, March 20, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

A 23-year-old Palestinian man who allegedly stabbed and wounded two police officers in East Jerusalem’s Ras al-Amud neighborhood earlier today has been detained, police say.

The suspect fled the scene to the home of a relative in nearby Jabel Mukaber.

A man claiming to be the suspect’s brother tells reporters at the scene that he turned the suspect over to police and that the incident was a brawl, not a terror attack.

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