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Saudi police arrest man who smashed car windows, threatened people with metal object

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested a resident who threatened bystanders with a piece of metal and smashed windows of numerous vehicles, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

The Mecca police force took action against the individual after a video surfaced on Tuesday.

Initial findings following an investigation deemed that the perpetrator was mentally unstable, the SPA reported.

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A media spokesperson for the Mecca regional police stated that “security patrols in Jeddah had arrested a Chadian resident,” who is the suspect in question.

The individual has been referred to Public Prosecution and legal action has been taken, according to SPA.

In an unrelated incident on Tuesday, nine people who were involved in a mass brawl in a Riyadh shopping district were arrested.

The brawlers were expatriate residents: Seven Egyptian nationals and two Sudanese, police stated, without further identifying them.

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