Several injured in stabbing at Jerusalem Pride

Several people have been injured in a stabbing at Jerusalem Pride, which is taking place today.

According to local media, at least six people have been injured, and a suspect has been arrested.

The BBC reports that a police spokesman has confirmed that the arrested was the same man who stabbed four people at the same parade in 2005.

Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, was released three week ago after being sentenced to 12 years in prison and serving 10, for the previous attack.

Pictures were posted to Twitter of people being stretchered away with bandages and blood visible.

The man was to be brandishing a knife in the photo.

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The parade, which has in the past attracted low turnouts had expected at least five thousand participants.

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