It’s reported the stabber attacked two women and one man, sustaining “superficial wounds.” They were offered medical care and are reportedly in a stable condition as of now.
Meanwhile, the 33 year old Yemeni expatriate who launched the attack has been arrested and the knife used seized after it was found still in his possession.
Zero tolerance for public attacks in Saudi Arabia
Saudi analyst Ali Shihabi says the country enforced a zero-tolerance policy for public attacks against “change and reform” in the wake of opening its entertainment sector with concerts, music festivals, MMA and WWE events.
“The risk of this sort of attack against the recent introduction of public entertainment, which many clerics have been inciting against, is a key reason (the government) has pursued a zero-tolerance policy towards their public attacks against change and reform.”
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