Gunman who attempted to enter Saudi broadcaster office arrested

Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:26 PM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian police said they arrested an armed man who allegedly attempted to enter a broadcaster's office to target a radio program hostess.

The man, who had not been identified, tried to get into the offices of radio and television broadcaster MBC in Riyadh Saturday to look for hostess Ghada al-Ali, Gulf News said local news website Sabq reported.

The man was angry that al-Ali had not responded to his Twitter messages, police said.

"After the program, they informed me that they detained a man armed with a gun who was looking for me to kill me," al-Ali told Sabq.

Police said they were investigating the incident.

"I heard that he told investigators that I had ignored him and that I had not replied to his messages on my Twitter account. I was able to go home normally, but my family has been shaken by this incident," al-Ali said.

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