By Yotam Rozenwald
Tazpit News Agency
According to initial reports, a Jewish man was stabbed in a terror attack near the old city of Jerusalem, the victim sustained light injuries.
The attack occurred at 5:30 PM near the Jaffa gate, just outside of the old city of Jerusalem.
The mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, and his security detail were first to arrive at the scene. They apprehended the terrorist and provided the victim with medical treatment until the arrival of MDA to the scene.
“We were driving near the Tzahal square when suddenly my security detail spotted a terrorist holding a knife. My bodyguard and I jumped out of the car, my bodyguard drew his weapon and together we apprehended the terrorist. We held him until the police arrived on the scene, then we provided medical treatment to the victim,” Barkat said in an official statement.
An eyewitness told Tazpit News Agency “I saw a man getting stabbed and a few seconds after the stabbing mayor Barkat and his security detail were already apprehending the terrorist.”
Video courtesy of the Jerusalem Municipality Emergency and Safety Department: mayor Barkat wearing a white shirt apprehending the terrorist.