Drone triggers gunfire outside royal palace in Riyadh .. Saudi Arabia (VIDEOS)
A number of videos have emerged online, purportedly showing heavy gunfire in close proximity to the royal palace in Saudi Arabia ’s capital Riyadh. The disturbance might have been caused by a drone.
Footage, supposedly taken in central Riyadh, shows military or emergency vehicles with their lights flashing. Gunfire can be heard in the background. RT is trying to independently verify the authenticity of the reports at the moment.
BREAKING: Unconfirmed reports of a coup attempt in #Saudi as gunfire is heard near the royal palace in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.
King Salman reportedly moved to a safe bunker, reportedly at a nearby Air Force base. Ongoing situation. https://t.co/Y3bPGxNK88
— H. Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) April 21, 2018
Some reports indicate that the shooting erupted when the palace guards targeted a small drone which came too close to the king’s residence.
السعودية: فيديو يتداوله نشطاء لإطلاق النارالكثيف قرب قصر الملك سلمان في حي الخزامي بالرياض#اطلاق_نار_في_حي_الخزامى pic.twitter.com/FguG0An5Da
— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) April 21, 2018
#عاجل أتمنى ضبط النفس وعدم الإفراط في استخدام العنف#هروب_الملك_سلمان#اطلاق_نار_في_حي_الخزامى pic.twitter.com/nvvs9VZ1f3
— غانم الدوسري (@GhanemAlmasarir) April 21, 2018