Man tries to set himself alight in front of Kaaba

A video clip circulating on social media showed a man being hustled away from the Kaaba by pilgrims


Reuters February 07, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

A man tried to set himself alight with gasoline beside the Kaaba, the black-clad building towards which the world's Muslims face to pray, inside Makkah's Grand Mosque late on Monday but was arrested before he could do so, police in Saudi Arabia said.



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"His actions suggest that he is mentally ill," the mosque's police service said in a statement, adding without elaborating that police would take measures to address the incident. Police said the man was in his 40s.

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A video clip circulating on social media showed a man being hustled away from the Kaaba by pilgrims and security guards. Reuters was not able to verify the footage.

 

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