An individual who drove a automobile into the Chinese language consulate was shot and killed by officers, San Francisco police stated. Police stated they acquired studies of a automobile that crashed into the consulate round 3:09 p.m. on Monday close to Geary Boulevard and Laguna Avenue. The automobile got here to a cease contained in the foyer of the consulate’s visa workplace, and officers quickly made contact with a suspect. Officers shot the particular person, and the suspect later died on the hospital.
A video of the incident has been doing rounds on social media wherein a blue Honda automobile was seen resting in a foyer and dozens of individuals have been operating away from it. A consulate assertion condemned the incident and added that it posed a ‘severe risk’ to the security of its workers together with different individuals who have been current on the scene, the BBC reported.
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The assertion learn, “We strongly condemn this violent assault and reserve the precise to pursue accountability for the incident.”
The consulate has additionally lodged solemn representations (A phrase used for expressing diplomatic discontent) to the US whereas urging its authorities to make sure that the matter is handled correctly, BBC reported.
San Francisco Police Division’s Sergeant Kathryn Winters stated that police officers responded after being alerted to the automobile having crashed into the visa workplace.
In keeping with the police officers, an investigation is underway, nonetheless, they avoided disclosing any additional info.
A heavy police presence was additionally seen with the consulate constructing within the metropolis’s Japantown space being cordoned off, reported the BBC.
In keeping with the BBC, queue limitations and chairs have been seen within the foyer topped on each other and different items of furnishings gave the impression to be broken.
To date no accidents have been reported from contained in the consulate.
San Francisco is about to host the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation subsequent month which the Chinese language President Xi Jinping is anticipated to attend.