A man in his 50s was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly entered an Israeli border police station armed with a screwdriver, throwing a screw in the station and trying to stab a policeman.
The incident took place at the Mitzpe Shalom station in the southern Israeli city of Jaffa, which is just outside the capital, Tel Aviv.
According to police, the man, who had entered the station by hiding in a building, approached a policeman and shouted “You’re an Israeli policeman!
Why are you here?” before trying to pull a screw out of the station’s metal railing.
He then threw the screw into the water tank and began running.
The policeman, who was not injured, tried to restrain the man and tried to stop him from running away.
The man, however, continued to approach the police station.
Police fired a stun grenade, and the man was taken into custody.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is undergoing medical treatment.
The man’s name has not yet been released, but the Israeli police said they are working with the army to determine the exact cause of the incident.
In January, a screw was found in the mouth of a police officer who was attacked by a man in an open field.