VIDEO footage has captured the aftermath of a knife rampage that left eight people injured — two seriously — at one of Jordan’s main tourist attractions.
Pictures show victims drenched in blood after the attack in the city of Jerash, famous for its Roman ruins.
Three Mexican tourists, a Swiss woman and four Jordanians — including a tour guide and a security guard — were stabbed before the assailant was overpowered by police.
US tourist Marco Junipero Serra said the knifeman was dressed in ‘black Daesh-style militant gear including a head covering’.
In the phone footage, a woman can be seen lying on her front as a first-aider presses a rolled-up shirt to a stab wound in her back. A man is also seen sitting on a low wall with what appears to be a knife stuck in his chest.
A woman can be heard screaming in Spanish: ‘It’s a dagger, it’s a dagger, there is a knife. Please, help him now!’
A Mexican woman and the security guard were airlifted to the capital Amman with serious injuries. Jordanian authorities said a 22-year-old man has been arrested.
Jerash attracts tens of thousands of overseas visitors each year, including Prince William in 2018. The Foreign Office said it was ‘urgently seeking further information’ on the incident.