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19 April 2024

Saudi jail break: Raiders shoot cop, flee with killer

By Staff

Armed men raided a medical centre in Saudi Arabia and shot a police man before fleeing with a prisoner in a daring mid-day escape operation in the Gulf Kingdom.

The police man was escorting a convicted Saudi killer for a check-up at the medical centre in the eastern town of Dammam when the armed man stormed the place.

Newspapers said the policeman was rushed to hospital in a serious condition while the armed men fled after taking the prisoner, who is apparently their friend.

The papers did not name the prisoner, but said he was in jail on charges of injuring several people while performing a stunt car show before jumping out of his damaged vehicle and opening fire at the crowd, killing one man.