Saudi man arrested for attacking French Consulate guard in Jeddah


A Saudi man has been arrested for stabbing and wounding a guard at the French Consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah, Makkah’s police announced on Thursday.

“The attacker was arrested after he slightly wounded the guard in the attack,” the police said in a statement.

The police added that the guard was taken to hospital for treatment.

The French Embassy in Riyadh said the consulate was subject to an “attack by knife which targeted a guard”, adding the guard was taken to hospital and his life was not in danger.

“The French embassy strongly condemns this attack against a diplomatic outpost which nothing could justify,” an embassy statement said.

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