Man Pulls Out Pump-Action Shotgun and Starts Firing at US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
Shots were fired outside the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey on Tuesday.
The suspect pulled out a pump-action shotgun and started firing.
Turkish Gunman Arrested After Firing Shots, Trying To Enter US Embassy In Ankara https://t.co/jh4gTpxFsT
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Turkish police on Tuesday detained a man who fired shots in front of the U.S. embassy in Ankara, several hours after the Russian ambassador to Turkey was killed in an attack across the street.
The man took out a pump-action shotgun he hid in his coat and fired around eight shots in the air before the embassy’s security guards intervened and apparently overpowered him, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.
No one was hurt in the incident which occurred hours after a Turkish policeman, appearing to condemn Russia’s military role in Syria, fatally shot Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit.
The embassy said its missions in Ankara, Istanbul and the southern city of Adana would be “closed for normal operations on Tuesday.”
The U.S. embassy is located just across the street from the art exhibition center where the Russian ambassador was killed. It was not immediately known if the two incidents were connected.
Reports of shooting near US Embassy Ankara, #Turkey– US citizens advised to avoid Embassy area until further notice.
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Gunman is arrested after 'firing shots' outside US embassy in Ankara https://t.co/cGhC8VnZ7J
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