Saudi arrests man accused of police deaths

Saudi forces arrested Nawaf al-Anzi, a man accused of killing two policemen, following a gunfire exchange in the Rimah governorate, the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday.

A citizen reportedly tipped authorities on the where al-Anzi was hiding, leading forces to where he was staying.

One million riyals were offered by the ministry for information on Al Anzi’s whereabouts this week.

On April 8, Saudi police arrested suspect Yazid Mohammed Abu Nayan who admitted to killing two policemen at a checkpoint,” in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansur al-Turki said Friday.

Information was gleaned from Abu Nayan, including text messages from three cell phones which indicate communication was made between him and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Syria. Videos of the attempted operation were also seen stored in the cell phones.

The spokesman said Abu Nayan “was hiding in a farm in Hirmaila [north of Riyadh]” when he was found.

Saudi authorities were on the lookout for his alleged partner Nawaf Sharif al-Anzi whom he is said to have met with him about “two days ago, before the crime.”




Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44