(JNS.org) At least seven Israelis were wounded after a shooting and stabbing terror attack Thursday at an open-air market in the central city of Petah Tikva, a suburb of Tel Aviv.
According to Israeli police, an 18-year-old Palestinian from Nablus opened fire on a bus near the market and then committed a stabbing at a sewing shop before being subdued by civilians and arrested by police. Central District Police spokesman Ami Ben David said the attacker had been arrested with a weapon in hand.
The Magen David Adom emergency response group said it treated seven wounded individuals and evacuated them to local hospitals.
“I was in the store when suddenly there's a terrorist with a weapon,” said witness Leon Itkin, the Jerusalem Post said. “He tried to shoot, but he was stopped.” Itkin added that the attacker grabbed a screwdriver and stabbed one of the men in the shop.
Meanwhile, cell phone video of the aftermath of the attack showed a chaotic scene in which police attempted take the terrorist into custody, while angry civilians cursed and tried to beat the assailant.