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Man detained in Turkey after firing shots outside US embassy

  • ADDS THE NAME OF THE GUNMAN - A man identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas stands over Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, after shooting him at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition when Altintas fatally shot him in front of stunned onlookers. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    ADDS THE NAME OF THE GUNMAN - A man identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas stands over Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, after shooting him at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Karlov, 62, was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition when Altintas fatally shot him in front of stunned onlookers. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from a video, officials carry the body of a gunman who shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey, into a vehicle in Ankara, Turkey Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. The assailant, who was identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas, a member of Ankara's riot police squad, was later killed in a shootout with police. (AP Photo)

    In this image taken from a video, officials carry the body of a gunman who shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey, into a vehicle in Ankara, Turkey Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. The assailant, who was identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas, a member of Ankara's riot police squad, was later killed in a shootout with police. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • ADDS THE NAME OF THE GUNMAN - A man identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas holds up a gun after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Shouting "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!" Altintas fatally shot Karlov in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibit. Police killed the assailant after a shootout. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    ADDS THE NAME OF THE GUNMAN - A man identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas holds up a gun after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Shouting "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!" Altintas fatally shot Karlov in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibit. Police killed the assailant after a shootout. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish police have detained a man who fired shots in front of the U.S. embassy in Ankara, several hours after the Russian ambassador to Turkey was killed in an attack.

The state-run Anadolu Agency says the man took out a pump action shotgun he hid in his coat and fired around eight shots in the air early Tuesday. He was overpowered by the embassy's security guards.

No one was hurt in the incident which occurred hours after a Turkish policeman, appearing to condemn Russia's military role in Syria, fatally shot Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit in Ankara.

The embassy said its missions in Ankara, Istanbul and the southern city of Adana would be "closed for normal operations on Tuesday."