World Bulletin / News Desk
A Jordanian man arrested on Monday after hurling a shoe at Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour has been released from custody, a security official said on Tuesday.
The official did not, however, state whether the shoe-thrower would be prosecuted.
On Monday, Mosleh al-Mahasna threw his shoe at Ensour during a public meeting in Jordan's northern Jerash province.
Security forces immediately arrested al-Mahasna and seized the television cameras covering the event to prevent footage of the incident from being broadcast.
Ensour, meanwhile, was quickly hustled out of the meeting venue.
A local official, speaking on condition of anonymity, had told Anadolu Agency earlier that Ensour had gone to Jerash to inaugurate a transport facility.
While there, a meeting with local residents – held at the government's provincial headquarters – devolved into chaos after several citizens were prevented from asking the prime minister questions.
The situation prompted a frustrated al-Mahasna to hurl his shoe at Ensour, according to the official.
Well-placed Jordanian sources told AA that, following the incident, a number of local dignitaries from Jerash had attempted to present Ensour with a formal apology.Last Mod: 15 Nisan 2014, 17:32