An Arab terrorist stabbed a female IDF soldier with a screwdriver, grabbed her weapon and raced toward the nearby Azrielli Mall in Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon.
Another soldier on the scene immediately chased the terrorist, a construction worker, and shot and killed him.
At least four people were injured in the attack, including three women and a man. All four were fully conscious and were evacuated to Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv with wounds to their upper bodies.
The attack took place next to the Azrieli Mall and hi-rise tower, opposite the Kirya IDF headquarters, location of Israel’s Defense Ministry.
Police meanwhile have taped off the intersection in central Tel Aviv near the Kirya army base headquarters, across from the Azrieli Mall and hi-rise tower, due to concerns that a second terrorist may be in the area.
Security personnel threw a dragnet around the area and are searching for a possible second suspect.