Stabbing Attack Prevented North of Yerushalayim

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Israeli security at the Kalandiya checkpoint, north of Yerushalayim. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Security officials foiled a terror attack Wednesday afternoon at the Kalandiya checkpoint, north of Yerushalayim, police said. A bus full of Israelis was stopped at the checkpoint for a routine inspection. On the bus was an individual who raised the suspicions of security personnel.

Upon questioning him, the officers discovered that he did not have an Israeli identity card. When they tried to conduct a security probe, the suspect resisted – and then pulled out a knife and attempted to thrust it forward towards the officers. The knife, however, fell out of his hand.

One of the security officers then lunged at the suspect, tackling him. The suspect, a 17-year-old from Shechem, was taken in for questioning. Officers are also seeking answers on how the suspect got on the bus in the first place.