MECCA: A man tried to set himself on fire with gasoline beside the Kaba in Mecca yesterday evening, police official said in a statement. The man is said to be mentally disturbed who had been arrester by the police right on time of the incident , AFP reports.
"His actions suggest that he is mentally-ill, the mosque's police service said in a statement, adding without elaborating that police would measure to address the incident. Poloce said the man was in his 40's .
The video of the incident spread all over the social media later evening showing a man being hustled away from the Kaaba by the pilgrims and security guards.