Man shot and killed after allegedly stabbing guard at US Embassy in Kenya

FILE PHOTO A new U.S. Embassy designed by the firm Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum was inaugurated Monday March 3, 2003 on the outskirts of Nairobi. The largest U.S. diplomatic mission in sub-Saharan Africa replaces the earlier mission that was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on Aug, 7, 1998, killing 219 people. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
FILE PHOTO A new U.S. Embassy designed by the firm Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum was inaugurated Monday March 3, 2003 on the outskirts of Nairobi. The largest U.S. diplomatic mission in sub-Saharan Africa replaces the earlier mission that was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on Aug, 7, 1998, killing 219 people. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A Kenyan police official says a man has been shot dead after stabbing a policeman guarding the perimeter wall of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

Vitalis Otieno, the officer in charge of the Gigiri area that hosts several embassies, says a pedestrian walking along the street stabbed the policeman on Thursday and attempted to take his gun.

Otieno says the identity of the attacker is known to police and says he is a Kenyan from the volatile region of Wajir.

The U.S. Embassy confirms there was a shooting and says no embassy personnel were involved.

 

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