Stabbing attack thwarted near Cave of the Patriarchs

Arab approaches Border Police outside Cave of Patriarchs with a knife, is apprehended without injury.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

soldier in Hevron
soldier in Hevron
IDF spokesperson

A stabbing attack was thwarted this evening (Wednesday) near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.

An Arab approached a Border Police checkpoint near the holy site in a suspicious manner. He stopped several feet from the police before calling out to them. The officers then noticed that he was holding a knife.

The police pointed their weapons at the man and ordered him to drop the knife and surrender. The suspect complied and the situation was resolved without violence.

The suspect a 25 year old resident of Hevron, is being interrogated by police.