JERUSALEM, Monday, October 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli police today closed the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem following an alleged stabbing attack and detained three people, including an elderly man, according to witnesses.
They told WAFA that police shot in the air, some reporting heavy shooting, and pepper sprayed people in the Old City as they reportedly chased a youth alleged to have attempted to stab police in Bab Hutta area of the Old City.
Police were deployed throughout the Old City, particularly around Damascus Gate and Herod‘s Gate, which were shut down.
Later reports said police apprehended a young Palestinian at Herod‘s Gate after shooting him in the arm and he was seen taken away in an Israeli ambulance with police following it. The identity of the detained Palestinian was not immediately known.