Gunman in custody after firing shots at US embassy in Turkey

The gunman who shot in the air outside the US Embassy in Ankara early Tuesday morning. Credit: Anadolu Agency via Daily Sabah

A gunman armed with a shotgun was reportedly arrested outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, early Tuesday morning.

The man was identified by Turkish state media as “Şahin S.”

He allegedly attempted to enter the embassy and fired eight to nine shots outside the building. Police arrested him before he could enter the embassy.  Daily Sabah reports the man yelled “don’t play with us” as he was being arrested.

The building is reportedly only a block away from where the Russian ambassador was assassinated on Monday.


ABC News reported there were no injuries. The embassy and two US consulates in Turkey are closed today.

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