An argument over parking at an embassy in South America has caused a minor diplomatic row between neighboring Guyana and Suriname.

Guyana's government is accusing two Surinamese policemen of assaulting and trying to arrest Ambassador Keith George.

Guyanese officials say the incident began when a drunk driver blocked the entrance to the embassy in Suriname's capital and began arguing with a security guard after refusing to remove his car. George and other officials intervened and called police. They say officers then scuffled with George and entered the embassy to try to arrest him.

Guyana's foreign ministry said Friday embassy staffers were traumatized by the actions of Surinamese police.

Suriname's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.