An Arab terrorist attempted to conduct a stabbing attack at the Lion’s Gate of the Old City in Jerusalem, located on the eastern face of the Old City adjacent to the Temple Mount this morning.
Despite initial differing reports regarding a possible casualty, it was clarified that the terrorist did not succeed in his attempt of stabbing a Jewish security guard.
The terrorist was shot dead during his stabbing attempt, and large police forces are currently manning the area.
Police report that the terrorist reached the site from the Muslim cemetery adjacent to the Gate, walking with his hand in his pocket. A Border Police officer suspected the man and ordered him to stop for inspection and take his hand out of his pocket.
The terrorist instead advanced on the officer with a knife in his hand and stabbed him in his flak jacket, fortunately inflicting no wounds. The officers quickly responded by shooting the terrorist and neutralizing him.
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