Two Palestinian suspects were arrested near a Tel Aviv-area mall on Thursday following a manhunt triggered by what Israeli officials said was a warning about an imminent terrorist attack, NBC News reported.
The two were appended at an apartment in the city of Givatayim after a chase involving a helicopter and security forces, Tel Aviv police chief Shimon Aviv told the Voice of Israel radio station.
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri confirmed to NBC News that the two suspects had been transferred to Shin Bet, Israel's equivalent of the FBI, for interrogation.
The incident came against the backdrop of severely heightened tensions in Israel and the West Bank. In the past month, eight Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, and 31 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, just under half of whom were identified by Israel as attackers, according to The Associated Press.
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