Terror attack averted on Jerusalem light rail

Palestinian Arab carrying concealed knife captured at light rail train station.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 11:23 AM

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Security guards protecting the Jerusalem light rail train apprehended a suspicious man standing near the train station on Herzl Boulevard.

The guards later discovered the man was carrying a concealed knife.

Police were called to the scene and have taken the man into custody.

Initial reports indicate the 17-year old suspect entered Israel illegally.

On Tuesday Ali Abu Hassan, a 21-year old Palestinian Authority resident, was indicted for a July 17th plot to bomb the Jerusalem light rail.

The attack was narrowly averted when a security guard approached Hassan, who was about to board the train, and discovered a large explosive device concealed in his backpack.