Video shows Turkish tourist stabbing officer

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

Surveillance camera footage published by police shows the stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City earlier today during which one officer was moderately hurt.

The suspected stabber, identified by defense sources as Turkish national Hasan Saklanan, 34, attacked a Border Police cop near Herod’s Gate, before being shot dead by the victim and another officer.

The video shows Saklanan walking behind two police officers before pulling out a knife and trying to stab one of them in the head.

The stabber and the wounded cop are seen in a struggle, as the second officer works to pull the attacker away.

After the wounded officer manages to break free from the assailant, both he and the second cop open fire at Saklanan, killing him.

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Defense sources say Saklanan entered Israel on a tourist visa Monday via the Jordan River Crossing with Jordan.

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