2006 News Story

Car fires on US consulate in Jeddah

A car fired on the US consulate in Jeddah today, Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

The Ministry said that at 5:30pm local time today, a car driving by the consulate fired on security guards. Saudi security forces chased the car and a gunfight ensued, in which the car was damaged. An armed individual exited the vehicle and was subsequently apprehended by authorities.  The suspect sustained moderate injuries. No one else was injured.

The statement added that additional information would be provided.