Heavy gunfire reported near the royal palace in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.

Saudi police investigate after security forces shot down an unauthorised, small drone-type toy, state media says. Heavy gunfire has been heard near the royal palace in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.

The official spokesman of district police in Riyadh said on Saturday that security forces “dealt with” an unauthorised, small drone-type toy after spotting it at a security point in Khuzama neighbourhood, state-run news agency SPA said. It happened at 7:50pm.

There was no immediate information about any injuries or damage.

An unnamed senior Saudi official told Reuters news agency that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was not present in his palace in at the time of the incident. The king was at his farm in Diriya.

 

 

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