Saudi Arabia’s police arrested a man when he rushed towards Imam-e-Kaaba to attack him at a time when he was delivering Friday sermon at Grand Mosque in Makkah.
The suspect, in a viral video, can be seen putting on Ihram, a prescribed attire to perform Umrah, and moving towards the Mimbar, a place in the mosque where Imam stands to deliver sermon, with a stick in his hand.
As the unknown man was about to touch the mimbar, security guards instantly captured him and took him away. A probe has been launched in this regard.
Attempt to attack the Imam of the Haram today in the Friday sermon 9 shawwal 1442.(khutba) pic.twitter.com/eN21MOYSZS
— Basit (@bpk69) May 21, 2021
Back in April, a man was arrested when he was spotted chanting in the jurisdiction of Harmain while wielding a knife.
Last year in October, a man had rammed his vehicle into the boundary wall of Misjid-al-Haram. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.