Police Thwart Attempted Stabbing by 13-Year-Old in Yerushalayim’s Old City

The knife used in the attempted stabbing attack in the Old City of Yerushalayim, Motzoei Shabbos. (Police Spokesman)

An attempted stabbing attack by a 13-year-old boy in the Old City of Yerushalayim was thwarted on Motzoei Shabbos by Israel Police.

According to the police, an officer noted a suspicious teenager, who is a resident of the eastern Yerushalayim neighborhood of Issawiya. The boy was searched and a knife was seized before he was arrested and taken for questioning.

It is suspected he intended to carry out a stabbing attack. The suspect will be brought to court on Sunday to discuss the extension of his detention. Additionally, Israel’s police are continuing investigating the incident.

Police Superintendent Doron Turgerman praised the officers’ vigilance, saying, “This is another example of the professionalism of the Yerushalayim District police officers and Border Police fighters working in the city in the ongoing fight against terrorism.

“The vigilance of the police officers, their quick response and pursuit of contact are what led to the arrest of the suspect who, according to the suspicion, was planning to carry out an attack with a knife he had in his possession. Faced with the threats of terrorism, there is no substitute for the determined activity of our police officers who are constantly working to thwart hostile sabotage activity and deal with any security threat.”

He concluded: “We will continue to fight terrorism with all the tools at our disposal and thwart terrorist threats of any kind for the sake of the security of the citizens of the State of Israel.”

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