JEDDAH: Saudi security forces neutralized a man who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest in the city of Al-Bukayriyah and wounded him in an exchange of gunfire, an Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement early on Thursday.
Fawaz Abdulrahman Eid Al-Harbi exchanged fire with officers and escaped before being cornered near the Souk neighborhood. Security forces requested his surrender but he exited the vehicle instead wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest, and engaged in a shootout with officers.
Al-Harbi was wounded and taken to hospital.
The spokesman said Al-Harbi had “adopted Daesh ideology” and had plotted a terrorist attack and a number of weapons were found in his possession.
No civilians or security officials were shot in the incident.