A man lost control of the car and crashed into a gate of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. This accident took place on Friday.
As per the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report, the car that was at a high speed hit the gate on the southern square courtyard side of the Grand Mosque. Before hitting the gate, it plowed through plastic barricades.
Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.
Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain (Masjid Al-Haram), Saudi Press Agency added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.
He said the incident happened at night around 10:30 p.m..
No one is injured in the incident the report added.
Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.”
The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.
Source: Arab News
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