JERUSALEM, Israel — Security officers shot and wounded a 35-year-old Arab man who attempted to carry out a terror attack at a light rail station steps away from where international legal experts had gathered for a conference on terrorism.
The man, who had brandished a knife, according to Ynet, was shot in the legs and taken to the hospital.
A correspondent from Breitbart News had passed through the same rail station, the Givat Hamivtar station, en route to the conference.
There was an attempted terror attack at this light rail station 1 hour ago and life continues as if nothing happened. pic.twitter.com/MvSkhH9XiR
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) May 4, 2015
The attack is one of several recent efforts to target civilians at light rail stations. The Givat Hamivtar station is also near the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which is a popular site among Americans studying abroad.
The conference, “Towards a New Law of War,” is being organized by the Shurat HaDin organization, which sues terrorist organizations and sponsors on behalf of victims. The terrorist was taken to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.