A Saudi driver crashed his car into one of the outer gates of Mecca’s Grand Mosque early Saturday, according to the official SPA news agency.
Videos on social media showed a grey car ramming through barricades erected around the outer courtyard of the mosque before hitting one of the gates.
According to the spokesman of the Mecca province, Sultan al-Dousari, security authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
He said the driver was arrested for questioning, without giving any further details.
There was no reports of injuries.
*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara
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