Two injured in Jerusalem light rail stabbing attack

Arab terrorist launched attack at Ammunition Hill light rail station; armed civilians helped neutralize him.

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Tova Dvorin, | updated: 14:32

Police at Ammunition Hill (file)
Police at Ammunition Hill (file)
Hezki Ezra

An Arab terrorist stabbed two people at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop in Jerusalem Friday afternoon, close to 1:15 pm local time. 

One, a 22 year-old yeshiva student and US citizen, is suffering from stab wounds to his upper body, Arutz Sheva has just confirmed. 

A second victim, 20, is also in moderate condition, suffering wounds to his lower body - possibly from the gunfire which neutralized the terrorist. 

Magen David Adom (MDA) medics have transported both to hospital for treatment, where they are listed as being in moderate condition; they are both stable and conscious. The 22 year-old is currently being treated in Shaare Tzedek; the 20 year-old, at Hadassah Ein-Kerem medical center. 

Security forces shot the terrorist on-site, neutralizing him; he is currently in critical condition. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed to AFP about 40 minutes after the attack that the terrorist is a 23 year-old man. 

Police later confirmed he held an Israeli ID, as many Arab residents of Jerusalem do.

"An initial investigation reveals that the terrorist stabbed one civilian and attempted to stab another," the Israel Police released shortly before 2:00 pm. "Security guards, civilians, and Border Police neutralized him." 

Police, the IDF, Magen David Adom (MDA) and United Hatzalah medics are currently at the scene. 

The Jerusalem light rail route was temporarily modified due to the attack, but has now been restored to normal services.



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