2006 News Story
 

05/15/2006
Interior Ministry identifies suspect in Jeddah consulate shooting

The Interior Ministry issued a statement today naming the individual involved in Friday’s drive-by shooting at the US Consulate in Jeddah. He has been identified as Saudi citizen Muhammad bin Abdelraziq Saad Faidi Al-Ghamidi, 32.


The Ministry said that tests proved that the weapon found on Al-Ghamidi had been used in an attack on security forces in Taif.

According to Al-Ghamidi’s medical report, he had previously sought help at psychiatric clinics.

It remains unclear whether anyone else was involved in the Jeddah attack, the Ministry said.

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