Itongadol.- A 35-year-old Palestinian terrorist was shot by private security guards near a French Hill light rail stop after attempting to stab several pedestrians late Monday morning.
Attempted stabbing attack at Jerusalem light rail station, no injuries
There were no injuries in the incident that occurred at the Givat Hamivtar station near the capital\’s French Hill neighborhood.
According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the attack took place shortly before noon.
"The suspect tried to stab a number of people and was shot by private security guards nearby," said Rosenfeld.
"No one was injured and the terrorist was taken to Hadassah Hospital in serious condition."
The suspect\’s identity and background remain unclear.
According to initial questioning, a light rail guard said the suspect attacked him from behind before running toward the tram stop. Other security guards at the station fired shots at the suspect\’s legs and subdued him.
Authorities were carrying out searches in the premises and continued to investigate the incident.