A male and female Border Police officer were stabbed from behind and seriously wounded Monday morning by a terrorist from east Jerusalem, who was shot by Herod’s Gates, outside Jerusalem’s Old City.
The attack follows a thwarted Friday stabbing by a Jordanian national, who was shot dead a few meters down the road, near Damascus Gate.
According to police, Monday’s attack took place shortly after 7 a.m., and was captured on surveillance video.
“The terrorist was sitting on a bench, and spotted the two officers when they were walking up the street from the Damascus Gate area towards Herod’s Gate,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
“As soon as he had the opportunity, he stabbed the male police officer in the back of the neck, and then stabbed the female 38-year-old officer in the back of the neck, as well. In the few seconds he had, while the terrorist continued to stab the female officer, the male officer took out his gun and shot him.”
Aerial CCTV footage of the attack shows several people running to aid both officers.
The female officer, who is 38, was seriously injured and taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for multiple stab wounds to her neck and upper back. The male officer, who is in his 40s, was injured moderately-to-seriously, and taken Hadassah University Medical Center, in Ein Kerem.