Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Saudi Security Shoots Down Toy Drone Near Palace

Saudi Security Shoots Down Toy Drone Near Palace

A spokesman for the Riyadh police said forces at a checkpoint in the Khozama district identified the drone and "dealt with it according to their orders", state news said.

Authorities have started an investigation into the incident, according to a brief statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud looks on during a meeting with China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 13, 2014.

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"With the ongoing violence in the capital Riyadh #Gunfire_in_Al-Khazami-neighborhood "and with #Fleeing_of_King_Salman I hope that no citizens are hurt", Masarir wrote on Twitter".

King Salman was not at his palace in Riyadh at the time, a senior Saudi official told Reuters. Crown Prince Mohammed now serves as deputy prime minister and defense minister. Saudi Arabia and a coalition of allies have struggled to oust the insurgents, which have fired ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia.

Pro-Saudi regime sources are claiming a drone flew near the palace and was shot at, and that anti-Saudi and opposition groups are spreading fake news and trying to spin the event into a coup attempt, which didn't happen.

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