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Man held for crashing car into Grand Mosque door; no injuries reported

October 31, 2020
Picture of the crashed car into one of the doors of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday. — courtesy Makkah region twitter
Picture of the crashed car into one of the doors of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday. — courtesy Makkah region twitter

MAKKAH — Saudi security authorities arrested a man, who crashed his car into one of the doors of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced early Saturday.

The car was running at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square of the Grand Mosque courtyards, the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari said.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. "Thanks to God, no injuries were reported,” he added.

The official said investigators have found that the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen "in an abnormal condition."

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, he added. — SG


October 31, 2020
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