A Saudi man in a speeding car crashed into the outer gates of Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday night, news agency The Associated Press said quoting the country's state-run news agency.
Authorities arrested the man inside, who appeared in an "abnormal" condition, the state-run agency said.
Around 10:30 pm on Friday, the man's car was seen ramming through a barrier. He drove the car until it hit the gate on the Grand Mosque's southern side.
The Grand Mosque houses the Kaaba that Muslims pray toward five times a day. Authorities had shut down the mosque amid the coronavirus pandemic, but recently reopened it to small crowds of faithful.