The State Division mentioned a gunman who opened hearth on the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and a neighborhood safety guard working on the consulate had been killed in an trade of fireplace.
The motive for Wednesday’s assault was not instantly clear, the division mentioned.
The consulate went into lockdown because the capturing came about and no Individuals or American workers had been injured, it mentioned.
The assailant was killed by Saudi safety forces, the State Division mentioned, referring inquiries to the Saudi authorities, who it mentioned had been investigating.
Saudi Arabia’s state information company, citing Saudi police, mentioned the person had gotten out of a automobile outdoors the consulate carrying a gun.
Authorities took the initiative to cope with him as required by the scenario, the press company mentioned. It mentioned the slain consulate safety employee was Nepalese.