A 19-year-old Palestinian from the Nablus area village of Beita in the northern occupied West Bank was arrested late this afternoon at a market in the central Israeli town of Petah Tikva, in connection with reported shooting and stabbing attacks that have left four people injured, according to Israeli police.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba Al-Samri said in a statement that the teen was caught and disarmed by locals before being arrested by police, at which time he was unharmed with the firearm still in his hand.
Initial reports from Al-Samri around 17:00 (15:00GMT) said that three people suffered minor injuries as a result of gunshot fire, including a man and women both in their fifties and another woman in her thirties.
In addition, Al-Samri said a man in his forties was taken to hospital after he was stabbed.
The identities of those injured remains unknown.
“Police are still investigating whether the shooting and the stabbing are related,” Al-Samri said, adding that “a suspect, seemingly Palestinian, was arrested as police rushed to the scene for investigations.”