Gunshots heard in close proximity to the US Embassy in Beirut

Officials have reported that gunfire was heard on Wednesday morning near the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Fortunately, they have confirmed that their team is completely out of harm’s way.

According to embassy officials, they are currently conducting investigations and maintaining close communication with the law enforcement authorities in the host country. This update was shared on social media.

According to a statement by the embassy, gunfire from “small arms” was heard at approximately 8:34 a.m. local time.

According to the official social media account of the Lebanese Army, the individual who reportedly fired the shots has sustained injuries and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention. The army has identified the person as a Syrian national.

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