The Times of Israel reports: Border Police shot and killed a Jordanian man as he attempted to stab a female officer at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, police said.
The officer was not injured in the attack.
The assailant was in his 20s, according to police. He was carrying a Jordanian passport, but police were still investigating if he also held a Palestinian ID card. His name has yet to be released.
The man arrived at the Damascus Gate from inside the Old City and approached a group of officers with a knife drawn.
The officers saw the man coming towards them with the blade and opened fire, police said.
It was not immediately clear why the man was in Israel, though it is possible he was visiting for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, which ends on Friday.
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