At least nine people on board a bus in Tel Aviv were stabbed by a Palestinian man on Wednesday morning, with two said to be seriously injured.
Israel Police foreign press spokesman Micky Rosenfeld has termed the incident a 'suspected terror attack'.
The attacker was shot in the leg by the police as he tried to escape and is being interrogated, according to The Jerusalem Post.
The attacker has been identified as a 23-year-old man from the West Bank city of Tulkarm, who was illegally residing in Israel, the police said. He reportedly first attacked the bus driver, before stabbing other passengers.
Haaretz claims that at least 16 people have been wounded in the attack.
With frequent attacks being reported from the region, the latest incident is likely to escalate tensions in Israel. Last month, a Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli soldier in West Bank.
Suspect stabbed passengers on a bus in central Tel Aviv. Police units arrive at scene & shot the suspect near area. Suspect Terror attack
— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) January 21, 2015
BREAKING PHOTO: Dozens of police at scene of stabbing attack on bus in Tel-Aviv moments ago. Suspect shot in leg. pic.twitter.com/eOSDQjcri6
— Israel Breaking (@IsraelBreaking) January 21, 2015
Now: Scene of stabbing attack in Tel Aviv; 9 wounded; police say attacker 23 year old West Bank Palestinian pic.twitter.com/JpGCPhbu0s
— joshmitnick (@joshmitnick) January 21, 2015