2006 News Story

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.