Jerusalem light rail attacker shot by security guards


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was shot by security guards at a Jerusalem light rail stop after attempting to attack a guard and several civilians.

The man, 35, is alleged to have been attempting to stab people with a knife on Monday morning at a stop in the French Hill neighborhood, near the border of eastern and western Jerusalem. He was shot in the legs by security guards, according to Israel Police.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

A light rail security guard said the Palestinian man attacked him from behind, and then ran toward civilians waiting at the stop. Other guards believed he was trying to pull a knife from his pocket in order to stab the waiting Israelis.

Police are investigating the incident.

The incident comes a day after two Palestinians attempted to stab Israeli soldiers guarding the entrance to the Yakir Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank.

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