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Man stabs several at Jerusalem gay pride parade before being arrested

  • An ultra-Orthodox Jew attacks people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem, Israel. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    An ultra-Orthodox Jew attacks people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem, Israel. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli security forces reach for an ultra-Orthodox Jew attacking people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli security forces reach for an ultra-Orthodox Jew attacking people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Plainclothes Israeli police detain an-ultra Orthodox Jew after he attacked people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Plainclothes Israeli police detain an-ultra Orthodox Jew after he attacked people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem. Israeli police said several people were stabbed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police say a man has stabbed several people at a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem.

Spokeswoman Luba Samri says the attack took place Thursday evening. Eli Bin of Israel's emergency service said six young people were wounded, two of them seriously.

Witnesses told Channel 2 TV that an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man rushed the marchers and stabbed multiple people before Israeli police jumped on him and arrested him.

Yishai Avior told the station that he heard screaming and saw three people on the ground bleeding.

A similar attack took place at the event in 2005.

Jerusalem's annual parade is smaller and more restrained than the annual gay pride march in Tel Aviv, which was attended by some 100,000 revelers last month.