Man arrested in Ethiopian embassy shooting in Washington

 US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington on Monday, US media reported. 

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014, 11:05 AM IST

Washington: US Secret Service agents arrested a man after he fired a gun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington on Monday, US media reported. 

Video shown by Ethiopian television ESAT shows a man standing by the embassy compound and brandishing what appears to be a handgun. 

Several people are heard yelling and seen trying to approach the man when a gunshot rings out.

Local media said no one was injured. A State Department spokeswoman said a man was arrested and that a protest had been taking place near the embassy. 

The Secret Service did not immediately return a call from AFP.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said her office "takes very seriously any incident involving the use of a firearm."