Man accused in early morning Cuban Embassy shooting that injured none is charged with ‘assault with intent to kill’ – The Sun

A MAN accused in an early morning Cuban Embassy shooting that injured none has been charged with "assault with intent to kill."

The suspect was found with an assault-style rifle after police responded to reports of gunfire outside the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.

The Metropolitan Police Department was notified about the gunshots around 2.30am Thursday morning.

Staff members of the embassy were “safe and protected," Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The statement added: "It is the obligation of States to adopt appropriate steps to protect the premises of diplomatic missions accredited to their country against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity."

A bullet hole was found in a window over the embassy's front door in Washington’s Adams-Morgan neighborhood.

Damage was also discovered on a flagpole and a stone pillar near a statue of Cuban independence hero José Martí, according to the Associated Press.

The unidentified man is believed to have shot toward the embassy, according to investigators.

However, there were no reported injuries and a motive for his alleged actions are unknown.

According to a U.S. Secret Service spokeswoman, the man was arrested on charges of possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill and possessing a high-capacity magazine.

An investigation is underway by The U.S. Secret Service and the Metropolitan Police Department.

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