A driver rammed his car into the outer-perimeter gate of Masjid al-Haram — the Grand Mosque in Makkah — late on Friday in an incident that did not cause any casualties, local media reported.

Videos posted on social media showed the car plowing through plastic barricades in the outer courtyard of the mosque before driving straight into one of the large outer doors.

Saudi newspaper Okaz reported that no civilians were injured in the crash, while other videos posted on social media showed a number of people pushing the vehicle away from the mosque complex.



It said the driver, a Saudi citizen, was arrested and being referred to the public prosecutor for questioning.

Saudi Arabia’s state-run channel Saudi Qur’an continued to broadcast live video from inside the mosque during and after the incident.