A Saudi man crashed a car at high speed into the outer walls of Makkah’s Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site late Friday night, state-run news agency reported.
The crash happened around 10:30pm and saw the man’s car ram through a barrier and keep driving until it hit the gate on the Grand Mosque’s southern side, the Saudi Press Agency said.
Guards chased the driver as he crashed through two barriers before hitting one of the southern entrances of the mosque late Friday, according to officials in the holy city and videos on social media.
Makkah authorities did not name the man but said he appeared to be in an “abnormal condition”. He was referred to the public prosecutor to face possible charges, they added.
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