A Saudi man has reportedly been arrested after he filmed himself repeatedly firing a gun before placing the pistol inside a baby’s mouth.
The shocking video, filmed in Riyadh, captures a man later identified as the child’s brother as he appears to shoot into the air three times ‘in celebration’.
Another man then tells the alleged shooter to ‘make the baby smell the gun power’, and he places the pistol inside the infant’s mouth, Gulf News reported.
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Riyadh Police spokesman Chaker Sulaiman told online newspaper Sabq that the man, who was in his 20s, had been arrested.
The gun shown in the video was also seized by police as investigations continued, he said.
‘He [the suspect] is in his twenties. He was arrested and the gun used in the incident was seized. Legal procedures have been taken against him,’ he said.
The arrested man is believed to be facing charges of putting a child at risk and violating the country’s gun system, Gulf News said.