Baby among 14 hurt in car-ramming attack at Jerusalem bus stop


UPDATE: This story was last updated at 4:30 p.m. Monday to note a rise in the number of injured to 14 from 11. The headline reflects the new information.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A baby was among 14 people injured in a car-ramming attack by a Palestinian driver at a Jerusalem bus stop.

The 18-month-old boy was seriously injured and placed on life support, and an elderly woman was moderately injured on Monday afternoon when the driver slammed his car into people waiting at the stop near the Chords Bridge, at the western entrance to the city. Nine others were lightly injured.

The driver, identified as a 21-year-old man from eastern Jerusalem, was shot and killed by an armed civilian identified as a security guard, according to reports.

The car also struck a fire hydrant, causing water to flood the area. An axe was found in the car, according to police.

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