Two were wounded Sunday evening in a pair of stabbings in a commercial building on David Saharov Street in Rishon LeTzion. The two victims both suffered light injuries.
While the background of the incident remains unclear, police now say the stabbings were most likely not connected to terrorism as initial reports had indicated.
The suspected attacker fled the scene and has barricaded himself in a nearby warehouse. Police extracted the man and arrested him.
MDA emergency response teams provided first aid to those wounded in the attack before evacuating them to a local hospital.