“Once again, the alert response from the police officers thwarted an attack on the innocent,” the police stated.

An Arab terrorist was shot and critically wounded after attempting to stab policemen in Jerusalem late Monday afternoon. No Israelis were injured.

The incident occurred at the entrance to a security facility situated adjacent to the Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, TPS reports.

The assailant, estimated to be in his 30s, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.