Saudi Arabia on Tuesday arrested a man it said had opened fire on a security patrol in the eastern Qatif region.
An Al-Ekhbariya report identified the man as Mohammed Hussein Al-Ammar and said he had been wanted since 2016 for attacks on security forces and robbing vehicles transporting cash.
The report described him as “the most dangerous wanted terrorist” on one of its lists.
Local media and a resident reported gunfire on Tuesday morning in several Qatif districts and security vehicles closing some roads. It was unclear if there were any casualties.
The Kingdom’s security services regularly carry out operations in Qatif.