Man shot in attempt to attack Israeli embassy in Ankara
Perpetrator wounded by security forces after rushing at building with a knife; no Israelis injured in incident
BY RAOUL WOOTLIFFSeptember 21, 2016, 1:00 pm
Security forces in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday shot and injured a man who was apparently attempting to carry out a terror attack on the Israeli embassy there, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.
Gunfire was heard at the embassy on Wednesday morning, the Turkish Haber Turk reported. Video footage showed security forces holding a man to the floor.
The Foreign Ministry said no Israelis were injured in the incident.
The attacker attempted to stab a local guard who was part of the embassy’s security detail. The guard fired a warning shot at the ground and then at the man’s legs, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Emanuel Nahshon.