taifA 35-year-old man threw his wife out of their house in Al-Ramidah, Al-Ta’if and locked himself up in a room with his 3-year-old son, reported Sabq news. Following the man’s threat to set fire on himself and his child, the man’s wife and his brother called the police for help.

When the police arrived at the scene of the standoff, they promised the father that they would leave him alone and that the police forces would leave the house.

Later, the police who were hiding apprehended the man when the father came out of the room to get a knife from the kitchen.  The child was safely handed over to his uncle and mother.

The father is currently in police custody pending further investigation of the motives behind his actions.