Saudi officials confirmed Saturday a toy drone that came too close to the royal palace has been shot down in the capital Riyadh, refuting Iranian fabrications about the incident.
Iran-linked media outlets posted videos of heavy gunfire near the palace that was proven false.
The official spokesman of the Riyadh police said that at 19:50 pm on Saturday, one of the security screening points in Al-Khuzama district in Riyadh observed the flight of a small radio remote control aircraft, in violation of the regulations in the area.
The personnel at the security point dealt with it according to the instructions in this regard, the official spokesman said.
The authorities have also initiated investigation procedures into the incident.