Following tip from Arab woman, Israel Police catch suspect with concealed knife

Jerusalem Arab woman warns police of a suspicious Arab man whom she observed with a concealed knife as he was going toward Jerusalem’s city center.

By David Rosenberg


Police captured an Arab suspect from Shuafat neighborhood in northeastern Jerusalem as he made his way to the center of town with a concealed knife, following a tip by an Arab woman who observed him with the weapon.

The woman, also a resident of Shuafat, reportedly witnessed the suspect placing a sharp object in his bag before boarding a bus towards downtown Jerusalem.

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After witnessing this, the woman contacted police stationed near the entrance of Shuafat, informing them of the suspect’s concealed weapon.

Israel Police officers and a unit of Border Police officers tracked down the suspect’s bus based on the woman’s tip, and found a knife inside of a bag which had been concealed underneath the suspect’s bus seat.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, was arrested and taken for interrogation.


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