Man held for crashing car into Grand Mosque door

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

 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 also said.

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

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

The official also 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. 

Man held for crashing car into Grand Mosque door

The mosque; also known as Masjid al-Haram surrounds the Kabah in Makkah. It is the site of the Hajj pilgrimage and Umrah.

The Grand Mosque includes significant sites including Zamzam well, Safa and Marwa