Police arrest terror suspect on Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway

Major artery closed for a short period after man suspected of planning attack is found in a vehicle traveling between the two cities

Police on Wednesday announced that they had arrested a man on suspicion of planning to carry out a terror attack.

According to the Walla news site, police received a tip-off that a man was planning to carry out an attack in the area of the Central Bus Station in south Tel Aviv.

Security forces conducted wide-ranging searches in the city before locating the man, said to be in his 20s and from Jerusalem, at the Hemed intersection, on the main highway between the coastal city and Jerusalem.

Police sappers were called in to examine a bag discovered at the scene, but ruled out the presence of a bomb.

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