Police: Palestinian tries to stab Israeli at West Bank gas station, is shot
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Police: Palestinian tries to stab Israeli at West Bank gas station, is shot

No Israelis injured as suspect attempts to carry out attack outside Ma’ale Adumim settlement; would-be stabber critically wounded

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli medics treat a man suspected of trying to stab someone at a West Bank gas station on April 8, 2018. (Magen David Adom)
Israeli medics treat a man suspected of trying to stab someone at a West Bank gas station on April 8, 2018. (Magen David Adom)

A Palestinian man suspected of trying to stab an Israeli at a West Bank gas station was shot in the head by an armed civilian bystander on Sunday, police said.

According to police, the suspect ran after the Israeli man while holding a screwdriver as a weapon outside a gas station in the West Bank’s Mishor Adumim industrial area, near the Ma’ale Adumim settlement.

A civilian who was driving by the area saw the suspect running after the man with the weapon in his hand and opened fire, police said.

A screwdriver that police say was used in an attempted stabbing attack outside a West Bank gas station on April 8, 2018. (Israel Police)

He was shot in the head, according to medical officials.

The Palestinian suspect was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in critical condition, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

There were no other injuries reported, MDA said.

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