Turkish police seal off street outside U.S. consulate, detain suspect

Police detained a man, believed to be mentally unstable, for questioning

Turkish police seal off street outside U.S. consulate, detain suspect

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish police on Friday sealed off a street outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said, and local media reported a suspect had been detained.

Dogan News Agency said police had detained a man, believed to be mentally unstable, for questioning. A police official said he was not able to immediately comment.

A U.S. diplomat told Reuters the consulate had taken precautionary measures following a security alert.

Istanbul has been on high security alert since January, when a suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in the historic Sultanahmet district, killing one officer and wounding another. 

Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2015, 11:44
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