In vi­o­lent day, shots fires at U.S. Em­bassy in Turkey

The Washington Times Daily - - FROM PAGE ONE - BY VIC­TOR MOR­TON

Hours af­ter the Rus­sian am­bas­sador to Turkey was as­sas­si­nated in Ankara, a gun­man dis­charged his weapon out­side the nearby U.S. Em­bassy.

Ac­cord­ing to the Daily Sabah news­pa­per, which posted video of the in­ci­dent, the uniden­ti­fied man was ar­rested af­ter fir­ing shots into the air and shout­ing a warn­ing at the U.S.

“I swear to God, do not play with us,” the man yelled in Turk­ish.

The U.S. em­bassy was placed on lock­down, but of­fi­cials lifted the or­der af­ter the ar­rest. There was no in­di­ca­tion any­one was hurt.

Rus­sian en­voy An­drei Karlov, 62, had been shot dead by an off-duty Turk­ish po­lice­man who yelled “Al­lahu ak­bar!” over the am­bas­sador’s body ear­lier Mon­day in the same sec­tion of Ankara as the U.S. and Rus­sian em­bassies.

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