Stabbing Attack Thwarted at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate

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Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, August 26, 2015.
Illustration: Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.Credit: AFP

Initial report: Stabbing attack thwarted at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate

A stabbing attack was thwarted at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate on Saturday evening, police said.

The Jerusalem Police spokesperson said police officers noticed a suspicious youth near Damascus Gate. When they approached him, he drew a knife and tried to attack them. The officers managed to restrain him, with the aid of a police dog, and the incident ended with no casualties. 

Photo released by the Jerusalem police department purportedly showing a knife used by a youth in an attempted attack in Damascus Gate, February 20, 2016.Credit: Jerusalem Police