Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed them at a police station in the Old City of Yerushalayim early Monday.
The terrorist, armed with a knife, followed two officers in the early morning to a police station near Lions Gate along the Old City walls and stabbed both of them, inflicting slight wounds, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The attack took place shortly after 4 a.m.
“What we know is the terrorist arrived in the area and parked his vehicle while police officers were stationed at that checkpoint as part of general security,” said Rosenfeld.
“He then took the opportunity to follow them when they entered the entrance to the police post and stabbed both of the officers, moderately wounding them. The officers responded in a life-threatening situation and opened fire and shot and killed the terrorist.”
The surrounding area was closed off in order to search for other terrorists and prevent possible additional attacks.
“After the area was cleared, police units went into Jabl Mukaber, searched the house that belonged to the suspect, and arrested four of his relatives to determine if they had any knowledge of the attack.”
Hours later, the police prevented a mourner’s tent from being erected outside the terrorist’s home.