Arrest (stock image)
Arrest (stock image) Basel Awidat/Flash 90

Israeli police captured a suspected terrorist in the southern city of Beer Sheva Thursday afternoon, following a manhunt in the city and surrounding area.

Earlier on Thursday, authorities placed the city on high alert, amid fears the suspected terrorist was making his way to Beer Sheva.

“Following the alert regarding a possible security situation, a man fitting the suspect’s description was arrested,” southern district police said in a statement following the arrest.

Beer Sheva Mayor Ruvik Danilovich told residents via Facebook that police had lifted the terrorist alert after the arrest.

“Dear residents, just now I received an update from the police southern district commander of Israel Police that we may now resume our normal routines. Thank you for your alertness!”

On Thursday morning, IDF soldiers arrested two armed suspects who crossed the border fence from southern Gaza into Israeli territory.

On Wednesday, IDF soldiers arrested an unarmed Arab man from Gaza who infiltrated Israeli territory. He was arrested at the Zikim Beach north of Gaza and transferred for interrogation.

On Tuesday, IDF troops apprehended three armed Arab terrorists near the Tze’elim army base in southern Israel. The terrorists, Gazans who infiltrated into Israel, arrived at Tze'elim after walking for miles from Gaza. They were found to be carrying knives and grenades, and admitted during interrogation that they had intended to attack soldiers.