Security Guard Stabbed At Maaleh Adumim

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -
Police and rescue personnel at the scene of the checkpoint by the entrance to Maaleh Adumim, where an Israeli security guard was stabbed. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)
Police and rescue personnel at the scene of the checkpoint by the entrance to Maaleh Adumim, where an Israeli security guard was stabbed. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

A security guard who was stabbed and moderately wounded in a terrorist attack at the entrance to Maaleh Adumim on Tuesday successfully underwent surgery and was recovering at Hadassah University Medical Center’s Mount Scopus campus in Yerushalayim.

The guard, in his 60s, had stopped a young man and asked him to open a green plastic bag that he was carrying so he could inspect it.

“There was a knife in the bag. Without taking the knife out of the bag, the Palestinian stabbed the guard in the lower part of his body and immediately fled the scene. The guard still tried to pursue him and shot at him,” District Police Commander Koby Cohen told The Jerusalem Post.

Police later arrested a suspect.

“We are at the start of the investigation, but from the details I have, there is a match with the [suspect], including what he wore,” said Cohen, but did not confirm whether the terrorist had been caught.