A 60-year-old Israeli man was stabbed and moderately wounded in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Monday night.

The stabbing reportedly took place in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, and the victim then fled to the Lion's Gate, where police officers are stationed.

The man, who suffered from stab wounds to his upper body, was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek Hospital in the capital where he was said to be fully conscious and in a stable condition.

Haim Attias, a volunteer ambucycle driver with United Hatzalah who was the first EMS personnel on the scene, said, "A student from the Shuvu Banim yeshiva left the building and was stabbed in his upper body. When I arrived on the scene he was fully conscious, he even ran towards nearby police officers so that they could call for medical help. After providing first aid treatment the wounded man was taken to hospital by emergency ambulance."  

The Arab terrorist fled the scene, but was captured some two hours later following an extensive search by police forces. The terrorist is said to be an 18-year-old Palestinian Arab who admitted to carrying out the attack.