French Consulate guard comes under attack in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a guard "with sharp tool" at the French consulate in Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, the Kingdom's media and Parisian embassy confirmed on Thursday.

State media reported that a Saudi citizen managed to wound a guard in a suspected knife attack at the French consulate but refused to give the nationality of the sentry, who they said had sustained minor injuries.

The embassy, on the other hand, said the guard at the French consulate in Jeddah "was taken to hospital and his life is not in danger".

"The assailant was apprehended by Saudi security forces immediately after the attack," they added, urging its nationals in the Kingdom to exercise "extreme