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Assailant at Riyadh Concert Sentenced to Death

Assailant at Riyadh Concert Sentenced to Death

Sunday, 29 December, 2019 - 12:00
A general view of Riyadh. (SPA)

A Saudi court on Sunday issued a preliminary death sentence to a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November, state television said.


Another man on trial for the same incident was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison, al-Ekhbariya television said.


The November 11 attack occurred at King Abdullah Park, one of several venues hosting a months-long entertainment festival.


The assailant attacked two men and women who were performing on stage.


He was arrested shortly after storming the stage.


Authorities later identified him a 33-year-old Yemeni resident.


The victims of the attack sustained superficial wounds and were stabilized after receiving medical care, state media reported at the time.


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