Saudi arrested for assaulting guard at French consulate
Security guard at French consulate in Jeddah slightly injured in assault
Saudi authorities on Thursday announced arrest of a citizen who attacked with a "sharp tool" a security guard at the French Consulate in Jeddah.
Muhammad al-Ghamdi, the media spokesman for the Makkah al-Mukarramah police, said the Special Force for Diplomatic Security arrested a citizen in his 40s, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
"The citizen attacked with a sharp object a security guard at the French consulate resulted in slight injury of the latter, and he was subsequently transferred to the hospital for treatment," al-Ghamdi added.
"Legal measures will be taken against the assailant," he added, without disclosing further details.
*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat in Ankara.