Jerusalem, July 17 (IANS) Israeli police on Sunday arrested a Palestinian man carrying explosives in his backpack as he was about to board a tram in the centre of Jerusalem, police said.
The 20-year-old Palestinian, who lives in the West Bank, was arrested after raising the suspicion of a security guard near the light rail stop on Jaffa road.
The guard, who asked to check the contents of the young man’s backpack, realised there was a bomb inside and called the police.
Eyewitnesses told EFE news that after the incident, security forces evacuated all people in the area, closed shops and cordoned off the perimeter while the suspect was being investigated.
Several homemade bombs were found in the suspect’s bag.