Suicide attempt at Kuwait Airport

Travelers departing Kuwait International Airport late on Tuesday were horrified to witness a young man armed with a pistol barging into the airport holding the gun to his head and threatening to kill himself if anyone approached him.

Witnesses said the man, who appeared disoriented, was allowed to pass through the airport by security personnel before being nabbed as he attempted to enter Gate 29.

There was no official statement on the incident from the security authorities or Kuwait International Airport, but the episode follows the tragic suicide of two other young men in Kuwait in different circumstances in the past two days.