A Palestinian terrorist stabbed a young woman in Jerusalem this afternoon, critically injuring her. The victim received medical treatment at the scene before she was transported to a local hospital where doctors pronounced her dead. The terrorist was neutralized and taken in for questioning by police officers.
Watch: Police take down the terrorist
A Palestinian terrorist stabbed a 25-year-old woman at the Light Rail Train station on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon. The woman was critically injured and treated by Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene. The paramedics then transported her to a local hospital. The doctors at the hospital pronounced her dead after attempting to save her life. The terrorist was neutralized by police at the scene.
In addition, a pregnant woman in her 30s was injured in her stomach due to the train’s sudden stop during the attack and a man in his 50s was slightly injured when he tried to flee the scene. Both of them were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment.
The scene of the attack, today Photo Credit: Kobi Richter/TPS/Channel 2 News
The stabbing attack occurred inside one of the train cars. It appears that the terrorist stabbed the young female victim several times. The terrorist was not injured by the police who neutralized him. He has been taken to the local police station for questioning.
Police officers are combing the area in order to rule out the possibility of another terrorist. However, according to the initial investigation, it appears that the terrorist acted alone. The initial investigation also revealed that the terrorist is a 57-year-old Palestinian who lives in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud and suffers from mental problems. Following the terror attack, the Light Rail Train services in the city were shut down.