Man in custody after shots fired toward Cuban Embassy in DC

A man was arrested in Washington, D.C., early Thursday morning after he allegedly fired an assault-style rifle toward the Cuban Embassy.

The U.S. Secret Service told The Hill that officers responded to the Embassy of Cuba on 16th Street NW at approximately 2:15 a.m. following reports of gunshots.

One individual was arrested and faces charges of being in possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition, assault with the intent to kill and possession of a high-capacity feed device.


No injuries were reported and the Secret Service said the incident did not impact "protective operations.”

D.C. police told local ABC affiliate WJLA that the man was found at the scene with an assault-style rifle. He had allegedly driven to the embassy in an SUV with Texas license plates and an America flag on the top of his vehicle.

The weapon was recovered and D.C. investigators told the outlet that they believe the suspect had fired toward the Cuban Embassy.

No injuries were reported. The Hill has reached out to D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the embassy for comment.