Authorities have received reports of an attempted stabbing by Sde Dov Airport, near Tel Aviv.
%3Sp>A suspicious man drove up to the bus station at the entrance to the Air Force base, get out of his car and tried to start up a conversation with a soldier. As the he approached, he drew a knife.
The soldier escaped injury, and the terrorist fled the scene.
Police are searching the area for the perpetrator. Authorities believe the incident to be related to terror.
Ynet reports that security forces are looking for the terrorist in Tel Aviv's Ramat Aviv neighborhood.
The Air Force has a military base slightly west of the civilian airport. The civilian airport is continuing to function as normal and there are no changes to flights.
This is the second foiled attack today (Tuesday). Earlier, a 17-year-old was arrested while carrying a butcher's knife at Tapuah Junction. In that instance, intelligence reports warned of an Arab teenage girl who was intended to perpetrate a terror attack.