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