Security Guards Prevent Knife Attack on Jerusalem Light Rail

(Jerusalem Post) Daniel K. Eisenbud - Israeli security guards thwarted another attack on the Jerusalem light rail on Thursday morning. "A 17-year-old illegal Palestinian worker made his way into Jerusalem and was spotted acting suspiciously by security guards near the light rail stop at Mount Herzl," said Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. "He was immediately approached by security personnel guarding the area, who questioned him. [He] was found to be in possession of a knife, and indicated that he intended to board the tram to carry out an attack." "We've heightened patrols at the Central Bus Station and all public areas, including the Old City, and the entire light-rail route, as part of consistent security measures taking place." Rosenfeld cited newly installed concrete barriers at several bus stops in the capital to prevent car-ramming attacks by terrorists.

2016-08-05 00:00:00

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