A man, who tried to set himself on fire beside the Holy Kaaba yesterday was arrested by police before he could execute his plan.
The man, identified by the security forces as a#Saudi national in his 40s, was dousing himself in gasoline when he was caught, Major Sameh Al Salmi, the spokesman for the forces said. "He was held before he went on with his dramatic self-immolation act and his behaviour indicates that he is mentally ill. All the necessary measures will be taken," the spokesman said.
They also confirmed plans for additional measures to be taken in regard to this incident though no further details were forthcoming.
SOURCE : AYMANMAT