Israeli police have arrested a man after six people were wounded in a stabbing at the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, the BBC reported.
A police spokesperson identified the suspect as the same man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.
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Two of the injured are in a serious condition, medics said.
The attacker emerged behind marchers and began stabbing them while screaming, before being tackled by a police officer.
Dramatic images showed the assailant reaching inside his coat and raising a knife above his head.
Hundreds of police are deployed along the parade route to prevent violence breaking out. Jerusalem police spokesman Asi Ahroni told Reuters there was a "massive presence" of police at the parade but "unfortunately the man managed to pull out a knife and attack".
The event has long been a source of tension between Jerusalem’s secular majority and its Jewish Orthodox communities. Israeli police granted a permit for 30