Two elderly women hurt in Jerusalem stabbing attack
Masked attackers knife victims on walk at popular promenade overlooking city, flee toward East Jerusalem neighborhood; 2 suspects later caught
Rescuers at the site of a stabbing attack that left two elderly women moderately wounded, in Armon Hanatziv in southern Jerusalem, May 10, 2016. (Magen David Adom)
Two elderly women were stabbed and moderately injured in a suspected terror attack at the Armon Hanatziv promenade in southern Jerusalem, police said Tuesday morning.
Both women were rushed to a local hospital in moderate condition, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.
An MDA spokesperson said the two were in their 80s, and were fully conscious. Police listed their ages in the 70s.
Police said two stabbers, both of whom were masked, fled the scene toward the nearby East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber.
A spokesperson later said two suspects were caught, terming the incident a “suspected nationalistic attack.”
The attack occurred in a wooded area below the Armon Hanatziv Tayelet, a southern Jerusalem promenade overlooking the city popular with joggers, walkers and tourists.
The area sits near the seam line between the capital’s eastern and western halves.