Lebanon: The moment of the shooting at the US embassy - the perpetrator is Syrian

One American embassy security person was injured in the shooting


An alarm was raised Wednesday morning at the US embassy in Beirut when a gunman opened fire with Lebanese army men returning fire.

According to the Lebanese army, the attacker was Syrian and was taken to the hospital after being shot, with reports of stomach injuries.

Watch video of the moment of the shooting

The US embassy in Lebanon announced that small-range weapons were used on the perimeter of the building's entrance at 8:34 a.m. local time, adding that staff and facilities were safe.

A source cited by Reuters speaks of an injured embassy security officer.

Source: protothema.gr