Saudi authorities arrested a man late on Friday for crashing his car into the outer-perimeter gate of the Grand Mosque in Makkah in an incident that did not cause any casualties, local media reported.
Security officials present responded to the incident after the vehicle rammed into one of the entrance gates of the mosque, the spokesperson for the Makkah region governorate said.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the car swerved while moving at a high speed on one of the roads surrounding the southern courtyard of the Grand Mosque.
The driver - a Saudi national - was found in an unnatural state and was immediately detained and will be referred to the public prosecution, SPA added.
Videos posted on social media showed the car plowing through plastic barricades in the outer courtyard of the mosque before driving straight into one of the large outer doors.
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