Arab woman helps police nab suspect carrying concealed knife

Jerusalem Arab woman alerts police to suspicious Arab man who concealed knife before heading out for downtown Jerusalem.

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David Rosenberg,

Knife smuggled by Arab suspect
Knife smuggled by Arab suspect
Israel Police

Police captured an Arab suspect from Shuafat neighborhood in northeastern Jerusalem as he made his way to the center of town with a concealed knife, following a tip by an Arab woman who observed him with the weapon.

The woman, also a resident of Shuafat, reportedly witnessed the suspect placing a sharp object in his bag before boarding a bus towards downtown Jerusalem.

After witnessing this, the woman contacted police stationed near the entrance of Shuafat, informing them of the suspect’s concealed weapon.

Israel Police officers and a unit of Border Police officers tracked down the suspect’s bus based on the woman’s tip, and found a knife inside of a bag which had been concealed underneath the suspect’s bus seat.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was arrested and taken for interrogation.








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