Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Northern West Bank

Knife-wielding Palestinian man flees scene after soldiers attempt to arrest him.

Scene of stabbing at West Bank's Hawara checkpoint. December 26, 2015.

A military force thwarted a stabbing attack at the Habitot junction in the northern West Bank on Monday, the Israeli army said.

An initial report said the soldiers attempted to arrest a knife-wielding Palestinian man. It said the suspect fled the scene After the soldiers shouted a warning. 

Military forces are sweeping the area.

More details soon.