Saudi Arabia probes attack on Canadian in mall

Investigators in Saudi Arabia are probing the possible motives behind an attack on a Canadian citizen in a shopping mallInvestigators in Saudi Arabia were on Sunday probing the possible motives behind an attack on a Canadian citizen, which came one week after the shooting of a Dane. The official Saudi Press Agency, citing police in Eastern Province, said the attacker used “a sharp object” against the Canadian while he shopped at a mall in the Gulf coast community of Dhahran on Saturday. Reasons for the attack could include a workplace-related incident, political motives, or perhaps it was the work of a “crazy” person, the source told AFP. Riyadh police said the interior ministry was now handling enquiries about the Dane’s case, but the department’s spokesman said there was no new information available.

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