Security guards foil stabbing attack at Jerusalem light rail stop

The Jerusalem light rail. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to An Arab man tried to stab Israeli civilians at a light rail station near Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood on Monday.

Light rail security personnel fired shots at the attacker's legs and subdued him. The attacker, aged about 35, was lightly injured, but there were no other injuries.

An initial investigation suggested that a light rail security guard was attacked from behind by the assailant, who began running toward the station. Other security guards drew their weapons and fired several shots at the assailant, stopping his charge.

The suspect was evacuated to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment. Police began combing the area and an investigation has been launched into the circumstances of the attack. The light rail continued its usual operations.


Posted on May 4, 2015 .