Man held for firing outside US embassy in Turkey, mission shut

Turkish police have detained a man who fired shots in front of the US embassy in Ankara, ​The incident happened several hours after Monday's murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov who
Man held for firing outside US embassy - India TV
India TV News Desk Ankara (Turkey) December 20, 2016 12:50 IST

 Turkish police have detained a man who fired shots in front of the US embassy in Ankara, 

​The incident happened several hours after Monday's murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov who was killed by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara. Three other people were also injured in the attack.

The state-run Anadolu Agency says the man took out a pump action shotgun he hid in his coat and fired around eight shots in the air early today.

He was overpowered by the embassy's security guards.No one was hurt in the incident which occurred hours after a Turkish policeman, appearing to condemn Russia's militaryrole in Syria, fatally shot Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit in Ankara.

The embassy said its missions in Ankara, Istanbul and the southern city of Adana would be "closed for normal operations on Tuesday."

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