Police in San Francisco have fatally shot the motive force of a car that crashed by means of the Chinese language consulate within the metropolis.
The automobile entered the foyer of the constructing’s visa workplace at about 3pm native time on Monday, which the Chinese language diplomatic publish in San Francisco mentioned posed a “critical risk to the protection of the workers and folks on the scene”.
Photographs of the scene confirmed officers surrounding a blue Honda, with individuals being evacuated from the constructing.
“Severe harm” was accomplished to the services and consulate constructing.
Officers entered the constructing, made contact with the suspect and opened fireplace, San Francisco police sergeant Kathryn Winters mentioned.
The suspect later died in hospital, Sgt Winters added.
She mentioned she didn’t know the way many individuals had been contained in the visa workplace on the time of the incident.
The consulate mentioned it “strongly condemns this violent assault and reserves the fitting to pursue duty for the incident”.
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No different accidents have been reported.
An “lively and open” investigation is underneath means, however police mentioned there was “little or no data” they might give.
The consulate constructing will briefly shut, it mentioned.