Man Arrested in Ethiopian Embassy Shooting in Washington


U.S. Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington on Monday, U.S. media reported.

Video shown by Ethiopian television ESAT shows a man standing by the embassy compound and brandishing what appears to be a handgun.

Several people are heard yelling and seen trying to approach the man when a gunshot rings out.

Local media said no one was injured. A State Department spokeswoman said a man was arrested and that a protest had been taking place near the embassy.

The Secret Service did not immediately return a call from Agence France Presse.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her office “takes very seriously any incident involving the use of a firearm.”


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