Stabbing attack thwarted at Kalandia checkpoint

Arab terrorist neutralized after attempting to stab Israeli officers north of Jerusalem; none injured.

Cynthia Blank , | updated: 4:46 PM

Kalandia checkpoint (file)
Kalandia checkpoint (file)
Miriam Alster/Flash 90

A stabbing attack was thwarted by Israeli security officers Wednesday afternoon at the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem. 

The incident took place after a bus carrying a group of Arabs arrived at the checkpoint and was stopped for inspection. 

One young Arab aroused security officers' suspicions. Because he was not carrying a proper identification card, the security officers asked him to get off the bus for a more detailed inspection. 

He descended from the bus but objected to the inspection, instead pulling a knife out of his pant's pocket. 

A security officer noticed the knife and overpowered the would-be terrorist, who was identified as a 17-year-old from Shechem. He has been taken into custody for questioning. 

No Israeli officers was injured in the incident.