police forces at scene of the attack
police forces at scene of the attack Meir Amram/TPS

An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted in the Old City of Jerusalem Tuesday night.

A terrorist approached police officers stationed at one of the entrances to the Temple Mount and attempted to stab one of them.

Immediately afterwards, the terrorist fled back to the mosque compound on the Temple Mount. There were no casualties in the incident.

Police have said that a suspect is now in custody.