A teacher in southern Saudi Arabia opened fire on colleagues on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding two, state television reported.
The brief reports on the state television channel’s website and Twitter account did not
elaborate or offer a reason for the shooting at an education department building. It quoted an unnamed police spokesman for the information and said the suspected shooter was in custody.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency did not immediately report the shooting.
State TV posted a still photograph that showed ambulances gathered outside the building where the shooting took place in Jazan province.
Mass shootings are rare in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia has faced a series of recent attacks by Islamic State jihadists.
Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of countries conducting airstrikes and ground operations in neighboring Yemen in support of the deeply impoverished country’s internationally recognized government.