Israeli Border Police thwarted a stabbing on Wednesday morning at the Al-Jib crossing outside of Givat Ze’ev, northwest of Jerusalem, a statement by a spokesman for the unit revealed.

According to the statement, a 43-year-old Palestinian drove up to the checkpoint, and was spotted by troops on duty to be holding a knife.

When they aimed their weapons at the would-be assailant, he threw down the knife, police said.

He was then arrested and taken in for questioning by security officials.

This report first appeared in Israel Hayom.

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