Two injured in stabbing attack near Ariel

Terrorist eliminated after stabbing two security guards in Ariel Industrial Park close to Samaria city.

Cynthia Blank , | updated: 11:20

Scene of Ariel stabbing
Scene of Ariel stabbing
Ariel municipality

Two Israeli security guards were injured Thursday morning in a stabbing attack at the entrance to the Ariel Industrial Park, next to Ariel in Samaria. 

The two victims, a man and a woman both around age 24, suffered stab wounds to their upper bodies. They were both reported to be fully conscious at the scene. 

Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the man, suffering from moderate-to-serious wounds, and the moderately injured woman to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva. 

MDA medic Shai Amichai recounted the scene to Arutz Sheva: "When we came to the gate of the industrial area we saw two young people. One of them was injured somewhere in [her] back or hand. The other one was stabbed in his neck and back."

"The two of them were in communication with us the whole time, and we gave them first aid medical treatment and evacuated them to the hospital in two ambulances."

Initial reports indicate the terrorist arrived with a knife to the main entrance of the industrial park before attacking the two Israeli guards. They shot and eliminated him.  

A large presence of IDF and police forces are at the scene investigating a report the terrorist was dropped off by an accomplice. 

The Ariel Industrial Park employs many Palestinians as well as Israelis, and is often touted as a place where the two populations work peacefully side-by-side. Security forces are probing the possibility the terrorist was an employee at one of the factories there.