The Slatest

More Than 10 Israelis Injured After Stabbing Attack on Tel Aviv Bus

The bus where the stabbing attack began.

Nir Elias/Reuters

Update, Jan. 21, 12:40 p.m.: Accounts still vary as to the number of victims of the Wednesday stabbing attack in Tel Aviv. The AP says 11 were wounded; the Times of Israel says 17. None of the victims have died, though some are reportedly in “serious” condition. The alleged attacker is Hamza Matrouk of the West Bank, who is in custody and reportedly told authorities that his actions were motivated by “the Israel-Hamas war last summer” and “recent tensions surrounding the Temple Mount.”

Original post, Jan. 21, 2:07 a.m.: As many as 16 Israelis have been injured, six seriously, after a man began stabbing passengers on a Tel Aviv bus in what’s presumed to be a terror attack. The attacker—who, per the Times of Israel, is 23 and from the West Bank—was reportedly caught and taken alive after correctional officers who happened to be at the scene shot him in the leg.