Sarajevo: US embassy attacked by gunman

 

 

 

 

 

Police have arrested a man they believe opened fire Friday near the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo.

A man reportedly opened fire near the embassy and wounded a police officer before being shot and arrested, theAssociated Press reports.

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“We have no reports of injuries among embassy personnel. Local law enforcement is responding. The embassy is in lockdown status,” Mark Toner, a U.S. State Department spokesman, said in a statement, reports The New York Times.

Police spokesman Irfan Nefic told Bosnian television that the man is suspected of firing an automatic weapon, AFP reports. The suspected gunmen has received medical treatment and is now hospitalized.

The man, identified by AFP as Mevlid Jasarevic, 23, is a suspected radical Islamist and has been identified as a member of the Wahhabi branch of Islam.

The U.S. embassy has confirmed the incident occurred but has not given details.

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