Madman Arrested in Algeria for Foiled Embassy Attack


Algerian security forces arrested a person suspected of threatening to bomb Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Algiers, Saudi state TV reported on February 16, citing a Saudi foreign ministry statement, Reuters reports.

Saudi Arabia’s embassy said it had received a phone call the evening before from a person who directly threatened to blow up its headquarters. The embassy then notified Algerian authorities who wer able to identify and arrest the suspect.

Algerian state TV quoted the security forces as saying that the suspect, none of whose personal details were released, would be charged after medical checks and psychological tests.


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