Man arrested in Ethiopian embassy shooting in Washington

usa-policeWASHINGTON: US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington on Monday, US 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 AFP.

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

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

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