Female officer lightly wounded in stabbing at Temple Mount
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Female officer lightly wounded in stabbing at Temple Mount

Palestinian man draws knife, attacks cops at holy site’s Chain Gate; police label incident a terror attack

Israeli security forces guard the scene of a stabbing attack at Chain Gate on the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City on September 26, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Israeli security forces guard the scene of a stabbing attack at Chain Gate on the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City on September 26, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

A policewoman was lightly wounded Thursday afternoon in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, police said.

Just before 4 p.m., a Palestinian assailant walked up to a group of officers at the Temple Mount’s Chain Gate, above the Western Wall area, pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the officers.

The cops at the site overpowered the man, and he was taken for questioning.

The man’s identity has not been released, but police characterized the incident as a terror attack.

During the scuffle, the female officer, age 34, was stabbed and lightly wounded in the hand, according to medics at the scene.

A police officer slightly wounded in a stabbing attack receives treatment at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on September 26, 2019. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Jerusalem police chief Aharon Yadid arrived at the scene to debrief the officers.

Police are reportedly considering temporarily limiting entry to the holy site.

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