Gunman opens fire in front of the US embassy in Turkish capital of Ankara – just hours after the Russian ambassador was shot dead just a block away
Arrested: This man was arrested outside the US Embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara after he reportedly fired a shotgun 8-9 times, and shouted ‘Don’t play with us’
- The man fired 8-9 shots into the air at around 4:30am local time Tuesday
- He has been identified only as ‘Sahin S’ in the Turkish state press
- It’s not yet known if anyone was hurt. The suspect appeared to be uninjured
- Video shows him being taken away by cops, shouting: ‘Don’t play with us’
- Earlier, on Monday evening, Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead
- He was murdered by off-duty cop Mevlüt Mert Altintas, who was killed by police
A man who opened fire with a shotgun outside the US embassy in Ankara – just hours after a Russian ambassador was shot dead in a nearby art gallery – has been arrested.
The man, who was named ‘Sahir S’ in the Turkish state press, approached the Embassy at around 4:30am local time. The building is just a block away from where the ambassador was assassinated.
The suspect fired the shotgun into the air eight or nine times before being detained, reports say. As he was taken away, he shouted ‘Don’t play with us,’ according to RT.