scene of Jerusalem stabbing attack
scene of Jerusalem stabbing attackPolice spokesperson

Meshi Ben Ami, a photographer for Yediot Aharanot and Ynet, became the news Tuesday afternoon when he shot a terrorist who had just carried out a stabbing attack on a bus in Jerusalem.

Ben Ami said: "I got in the car in the direction of the city center and saw something that looked like someone was hitting someone. At first I thought it was a beating, and then I approached and saw that it was some sort of terrorist attack."

"I got out of the car, loaded the gun, and realized it really was a terror attack. I saw a bleeding wounded man, then I approached the terrorist, I did not hesitate, I fired one bullet at him and he lay on the floor. The security personnel arrived a second and a half after I neutralized him.

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Zeev Sofer who was one of the first responders at the scene relayed: "When I arrived at the scene I treated a 41-year-old man who was stabbed while riding on a bus. He was moderately injured and after he was treated at the scene he was transported to Share Zedek Hospital for further care."

The police said in a statement: "Preliminary investigation shows that the terrorist (a Palestinian, a resident of Judea and Samaria in his forties) who was traveling on a bus, suddenly started stabbing one of the bus passengers with a screwdriver and the driver immediately stopped his journey. The terrorist and other passengers got off the bus and a citizen who passed by at the same time and noticed what was happening, fired at the terrorist and neutralized him."