An unidentified attacker injured at least eight people during a stabbing spree at a popular tourist site in Jordan Wednesday before being taken into custody, local police say.
The incident in the archaeological destination of Jerash left three Mexican tourists, three Jordanians and one Swiss woman wounded, as well as a tour guide. “It’s a dagger, it’s a dagger, there is a knife. Please, help him now!” a woman was heard screaming in one video purportedly taken in the aftermath of the attacks.
Details on the conditions of those wounded were not immediately known. The most seriously hurt were airlifted to a hospital. There were no immediate details on the identity of the attacker or his motives. Jordan’s economy relies on tourism and Islamic militant groups have targeted tourist sites.