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Woman, child attacked in Jerusalem’s French Hill

Arab suspect arrested at checkpoint, taken in for questioning

File: A police guard stands near the entrance to the village of Issawiyah on September 9, 2014. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
File: A police guard stands near the entrance to the village of Issawiyah on September 9, 2014. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A woman and her infant child were attacked Sunday by an Arab man in the Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill, Channel 2 reported.

The suspected assailant fled the scene but was apprehended by Israeli security forces shortly thereafter at a checkpoint.

The victims’ conditions were not immediately reported.

The assilant was arrested and taken in for investigation.

Earlier this month, police arrested a Palestinian car thief after a chase through the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya, neighboring French hill, police spokesperson Luba Samri said in a statement.

The car the man was driving first raised suspicion when police saw it traveling through the neighborhood of French Hill in the north-east area of the capital.

The driver, along with another passenger, ignored police demands to stop and fled towards the Arab neighborhood of Issawiya, ramming the police vehicle and setting off a high speed chase.

Of the two suspects in the vehicle, one managed to escape on foot, while the other was apprehended and arrested by the pursuing police officers.

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