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Saudi Arabia: Two Suspects Arrested in Riyadh and Mecca | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- Saudi security authorities have arrested two suspects in Mecca and Riyadh following raids on suspected Terrorist hideouts.

Major General Mansour al-Turki, the Interior Ministry”s official security spokesman, said the authorities arrested an individual suspected of belonging to the misguided group at 0400 hours on Sunday when they raided a house (east) of Riyadh near exit 11, adding that he is being questioned at present to determine his position.

He added, &#34Another suspect was arrested in Mecca at 0600 hours yesterday morning, Sunday.&#34

Sources told Asharq al-Awsat that the suspect was arrested in Mecca after the security authorities watched him distributing subversive pamphlets during the early hours for a whole week in Al-Buhayrat neighborhood in the holy capital.

Elsewhere, the security authorities at Al-Hudaythah customs north of Saudi Arabia disclosed that a mentally disturbed individual broke through the customs and passport barrier at the crossing last Friday night and advanced several kilometers inside Jordanian territories. The sources said the man is a mentally sick 25 years old Saudi national who was totally naked when he fled. They added that the Jordanian security authorities are holding him and expected to hand him over to their Saudi counterparts after completing the necessary arrangements.

The customs official said the man drove in his Mercedes through the concrete ramps and broke through the Saudi customs and passport control barrier at Al-Hudaythah town and headed toward the Jordanian side until he reached the Jordanian Al-Amri crossing and customs barrier where he was arrested without any casualties when his car stopped because of the damage caused to it while driving through the security barriers.

The young man”s father said his son went regularly to the King Khalid University Hospital where a file was opened for him because he suffers from mental problems.