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Turkish police arrest suspect outside US consulate

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Turkish police arrested a suspect outside the US consulate in Istanbul on Friday, after he claimed to have a bomb and threatened to carry out an attack.

The person had parked his vehicle in front of the consulate in the mid-morning and police had cordoned off the entire area during the incident.

“A suspect was apprehended by local authorities and the vehicle was removed without incident,” the consulate said on its Twitter feed.

The person may be suffering from mental illness, the Dogan news agency reported.

In 2013, the US embassy in Ankara was attacked by a suicide bomber who killed a Turkish security guard. SAPA

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