A person opened fire with an assault rifle outside the Cuban embassy in Washington early Thursday morning and was detained, authorities said Thursday.
The incident started around 2:00 a.m. outside the diplomatic legation, in northwest Washington. Metropolitan police moved to the scene after neighbors reported hearing gunshots, authorities added.
Agents found the suspect with an assault rifle and detained him without incident, police said. Investigators believe the person may have been shooting at the embassy, although details about his possible motive remained unclear.RELATED
The identity of the suspect and the charges against the suspect were not immediately disclosed. No one was injured in the shooting.
Images of the place published on social networks showed a group of police officers outside the embassy after the shooting and investigators searching an SUV truck parked there.
Agents from the Metropolitan Police and the United States Secret Service were investigating what happened.