Jerusalem Police Spokeswoman Luba Simri explained the policeman was walking down a street near the Lion’s Gate, an entrance to the Old City, when the officer was stabbed in the face and body by the Jordanian citizen, 57-year-old Mohammed Abdullah Salim al-Kasaji.
“The terrorist rushed toward him, whipped out a knife that he had in his possession, stormed him and began stabbing him. The police officer responded with determination and in a professional manner, managed to activate his weapon and neutralized the terrorist,” Simri told reporters.
A second policeman was stabbed in the hand while helping to subdue the terrorist, who reportedly entered Israel several days ago.
The Israeli police released graphic video of the attack (watch it below), in which Kasaji can clearly be seen repeatedly stabbing the policeman, who had been knocked to the floor.
Jordan’s Foreign Ministry in Tel Aviv described the attack as an “ugly crime.Read more at Breitbart