One man was seriously wounded and a minor lightly wounded when they were stabbed with a butcher's knife near the Jaffa Gate outside the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon.

Police chased and arrested the suspect in the stabbing. The terrorist was identified as a 17-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem.

One victim, a man in his 50s, is in serious condition and received medical treatment at the scene before being evacuated to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.

A Magen David Adom spokesperson said: "At 3:23 pm, a report was received at Magen David Adom's 101 hotline in the Jerusalem region about an incident near the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. According to preliminary reports only, a man in his 50s was stabbed. Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedics are currently providing on-site medical treatment. The individual is in a serious condition. Further updates will be provided."

MDA paramedic Aharon Steinmitz and EMT Baruch Wiesman said: "We rapidly deployed substantial resources to the scene and found the individual on the sidewalk, fully conscious, bearing stab wounds to his upper body. We promptly initiated life-saving medical interventions, which included hemorrhage control, wound dressings, and evacuation to the hospital. The individual remains in serious but stable condition as medical treatments continue en route."

MDA senior EMT Rafi HaCohen said: "I was in close proximity to the Jaffa Gate when I discerned the unfolding situation. Racing to the scene, I encountered a man, roughly 50 years old, seated on the sidewalk, bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds. I immediately summoned more Magen David Adom teams for assistance. Concurrently, I initiated life-saving medical interventions for the injured individual. The police commissioner, who was nearby, promptly joined me, assisting in administering first aid. Subsequent Magen David Adom units that arrived swiftly continued medical treatments and evacuated the man to a hospital. At the time of transfer, he was in a serious yet stable condition and remained fully conscious. Additionally, a 17-year-old boy approached us, presenting a superficial injury to his abdomen. After a thorough examination and preliminary medical care, he was evacuated with minor injuries and evident signs of distress."

United Hatzalah volunteers Nissim Ben Shimol and Shmuel Vladimirsky, who were among the first responders at the scene, said: "We treated one man in his 50s who sustained a stab wound and was in serious condition as well as one other person who was lightly injured in the incident. After receiving initial treatment at the scene the patients were transported to the hospital for definitive care."

Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai and Jerusalem District Commander Doron Turgeman have arrived at the scene.