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Saudi points gun at Bahrain hotel staff, threatens to kill them ‘over room rates’

The 53-year-old reportedly became angry when he was informed of the room rates at a four-star hotel

Saudi points gun at Bahrain hotel staff, threatens to kill them ‘over room rates’

A Saudi man who allegedly pointed a gun at hotel employees and threatened to kill them was enraged because of high room prices, it has been reported.

The Gulf Daily News cited Bahrain court documents that reportedly show the 53-year-old became angry when he was informed of the room rates at a four-star hotel.

He allegedly got into an argument with two receptionists – an Egyptian and a Yemeni – before taking out a pistol, pointing it at their heads and shouting, “I will kill all of you”.

He then casually walked out of the hotel lobby and drove off in his Toyota Lexus on December 12 last year, the newspaper reported.

The Egyptian receptionist reportedly stated in the prosecution court documents: “My shift had ended and I was about to leave when a Saudi customer walked into the hotel at 7.30am.

“He spoke to my Yemeni colleague before he asked me for the prices of the suites.

“I informed him of the prices and he made me speak to a woman over the phone and I told her the prices as well.

“He started saying our hotel is rubbish and started insulting us, and I asked him why he was doing so.

“He then took out a gun and pointed it at my head and said 'I am going to kill all of you'.

“He started yelling and called us dogs and threatened to shoot us.”

The receptionist told prosecutors that he and his colleagues feared for their lives as the defendant waved the gun at them.

The Saudi, who failed to appear for his first court hearing yesterday, has been charged with possessing an unlicensed weapon and ammunition, threatening several people at gunpoint and insulting them.

However, he has denied insulting his alleged victims but admitted to taking out his gun during initial questioning by prosecutors, according to the Gulf Daily News.

The trial continues.

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