Earlier in the day, Israel's national ambulance service Magen David Adom reported that a 40-year-old man had been critically wounded in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in the West Bank and then sent to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
"At 11:08 the MDA 101 Emergency Jerusalem Dispatch Center received a report of 1 injured in a stabbing attack at the Gush Junction. MDA EMTs and Paramedics are at the scene treating a critically injured victim," the ambulance service stated.
The Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) spokesperson said that they considered the attack a terrorist act.
According to the IDF, the attacker, who was identified as a 17-year-old Palestinian, was shot and neutralized by a civilian who was in the mall and is now in moderate condition.