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Secret Service arrests man believed to have fired gun near Ethiopian Embassy

Sept. 29, 2014: A United States Secret Service policeman stands at the back of a police line tape near protestors at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.

Sept. 29, 2014: A United States Secret Service policeman stands at the back of a police line tape near protestors at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.  (REUTERS)

The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.

U.S. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in an emailed statement that Secret Service officers received a report of shots fired near the embassy around 12:15 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, officers detained a man believed to be the shooter.

The man's name was not released. The Secret Service said there were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.

The embassy is on International Drive in northwest Washington. There was no immediate answer at a main embassy telephone number Monday afternoon.