An armed Kuwaiti eluded police and stormed a packed mosque in the oil-rich Gulf emirate to call for jihad (holy struggle) before to he was trounced and arrested by cops coming up outside, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Police had tried to stop the man when they saw the gun in his hand but let him drive away after he started to shoot in the air and threaten passers-by.
As they chased him, he bunged his car near a mosque which was packed for Friday’s prayers and stormed in subdue waving the gun at them.
“It’s time for jihad… it’s time for jihad… let’s go,” the man shouted to hundreds of worshippers inside the mosque, according to Al Anba newspaper.
It said the man fled the mosque after he was chased by worshippers, adding that he was trounced and arrested by police men coming up outside for him.
The paper quoted a police spokesman as saying the man had been convicted by a court in a financial case and that tests showed he had no drinks or drugs. “His actions is not defensible. This is weird but we are interrogating him,” he said.