Theatre performers wounded on stage in Saudi Arabia knife attack

Yemeni man arrested after climbing on to stage during live performance at Riyadh Season festival

A fireworks display takes place above the headquarters of Kingdom Holding Co. to mark start of the first Riyadh Season Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Riyadh Season is a three month entertainment event that will take place from October 15 to December 15 all around Riyadh. Photographer: Faisal Al Nasser/Bloomberg
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A Yemeni man was arrested after he stabbed three performers during a live play in Riyadh on Monday.

Saudi Police said the victims were in stable condition but offered no information about their nationality or the assailant's motives.

A police spokesman told the Saudi Press Agency that "security forces dealt with a ... stabbing attack against two men and a woman during a live performance".

State television footage showed the 33-year-old attacker climbing on to the stage in King Abdullah Park during a musical performance by what appeared to be a foreign troupe.

King Abdullah Park is one of the venues hosting the two-month Riyadh Season entertainment festival, part of a broad government push to open up the kingdom to tourists and diversify its economy away from oil.