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Police Identified The Person Who Fired At The Cuban Embassy In The United States

Police Identified The Person Who Fired At The Cuban Embassy In The United States

Law enforcement agencies have identified the man who opened fire on the building of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, he is charged, according to the official representative of the Metropolitan police, Hugh Carew.

According to him, on Thursday night, the police received reports of shots fired in the area where the Cuban diplomatic mission is located. "Police arrived at the scene and found a man with a rifle similar to an assault rifle. The man was immediately taken into custody without any further incident, and the weapon was seized. Our initial investigation showed that this person fired in the direction of the foreign Embassy, which is located in the area," Carew said.

"On April 30, 2020, 42-year-old Alexander Alazo, a resident of Aubrey, Texas, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder," a police spokesman added. According to him, the investigation is currently ongoing, it is conducted jointly by the Washington police and the US Secret service, which is engaged in protecting top US officials and representatives of foreign countries during their visits.

On Thursday night, a man opened fire at the Cuban Embassy in Washington. No one was injured, but the building was damaged. As noted earlier in the police, near the diplomatic mission was parked, probably associated with the suspect SUV, inside which was found an American flag and a white mask.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla described the attack on the Embassy building as a terrorist act. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said that he expects the results of the investigation from the US authorities and calls for compliance with the obligations to protect the diplomatic mission.

The work of the Cuban Embassy in the United States was resumed in 2015 after the restoration of bilateral diplomatic relations between the countries under the previous American administration led by former President Barack Obama.

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