(JNS.org) Six Israeli policewomen and a female cyclist were moderately wounded Friday when a Palestinian terrorist driver ran them over near a light rail station in northern Jerusalem. The station, located on Shimon Hatzadik Street, is adjacent to a Border Police facility.
The vehicular attack took place at around 10:20 a.m. According to eyewitnesses, the terrorist, driving through the street, sped up as he was approaching the station and hit the policewomen and a cyclist. He then stopped the car, got out wielding a large cleaver, and attempted to attack pedestrians in the area. He was shot by a policeman before he was able to harm anyone else.
“The rapid response by security forces prevented this event from escalating and prevented any harm from coming to more innocent people,” said Jerusalem District Police Commander Maj. Gen. Moshe Edri, Israel Hayom reported.
The terrorist was later identified as Uday Salaymeh, a resident of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. Magen David Adom paramedics treated the wounded on site before evacuating them to local hospitals for further treatment. Four policewomen were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and the two others as well as the terrorist were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. The cyclist was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital.