Four Police Officers Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem

Police say the assailant arrived at the station, pulled out a knife and attacked policemen, who shot and wounded him

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Medics at the scene of a suspected attack near a police station in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, on November 14, 2018.
Medics at the scene of a suspected attack near a police station in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, on November 14, 2018.Credit: Midabrim Communications

Four police officers were lightly wounded in a stabbing attack on Wednesday at a police station in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.

Police said the incident occured at the station's entrance. The assailant climbed over the station's fence and arrived at a security checkup point, where he pulled a knife and attacked the officers.

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Other police officers who were at the scene fired toward the assailant and injured him. During the incident, one of the policemen was injured.

According to Magen David Adom emergency responders, a medical team was dispatched to the scene at 10:32 PM, when they provided treatment to four officers, among whom were three Border Police officers.

Responders at the scene of a suspected attack near a police station in East Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, on November 14, 2018.Credit: Midabrim Communications

The police officers were evacuated to the Sh'are Tzedek Hospital to receive further medical care. Except for the officer who was injured from live fire during the incident, the rest of the policemen were discharged from the hospital overnight.

The hospital said that the three of the four officers were released.

Magen David Adom paramedic Elad Pass said that "when we got to the site, we saw three men who were fully conscious and sustained minor injuries. We gave them first aid and took them to the hospital, fully conscious and in stable condition."

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