A person who opened fire outside the Cuban Embassy in Washington early Thursday morning was arrested, the authorities said.
The police and Secret Service officers were called to the scene at about 2:15 a.m., after receiving reports of gunfire by the embassy, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service said. One person, who was not identified, was arrested on charges of being in possession of an unregistered firearm, unregistered ammunition, assault with the intent to kill, and possession of a “high capacity feed device,” she said.
There were no injuries reported at the scene, and the authorities did not describe the exact type of firearm that was involved. The Metropolitan Police of Washington referred questions to the Secret Service, which it said was leading the investigation.
“The incident did not impact Secret Service protective operations,” the spokeswoman said. “The Secret Service is working with appropriate partner law enforcement agencies to investigate the incident.”
The United States formally re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba under the Obama administration in 2015. At the time, President Barack Obama had declared that the two nations were ready to reopen embassies in each others’s capitals and start a “new chapter” of engagement after more than 50 years of estrangement.