A Jordanian assailant who reportedly stabbed an officer in the neck has been gunned down by Israeli police.
The attacker was dressed in a black suit, trying to disguise himself as an ultra orthodox Jewish man.
According to an eyewitness, the attacker identified as 57-year-old Muhammad Abdellah Salim al-Qasaji, who police said had entered Israel on a tourist visa a week ago, approached an officer before stabbing him.
The eyewitness further revealed that the police officer then shot the alleged attacker before another officer shot the Jordanian man in the head while he was lying on the ground.
An Israeli police statement said the officer who was stabbed in the neck was taken to hospital with “moderate” injuries after the attack.
The incident took place at 1.30pm local time (1030 GMT) on Saturday near the Chain Gate which leads to Al Aqsa mosque.
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