Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door
This combination of still shots taken from a video shared on social media shows a speeding car crashing into a door at the Makkah Grand Mosque.
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Updated 01 November 2020

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door
  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the southern square courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

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, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

 

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt 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.