(WASHINGTON) — An Ethiopian diplomat who fired a gun at his country’s embassy earlier this week left the United States, the U.S. State Department said.
The U.S. initially requested that Ethiopia waive the individual’s diplomatic immunity so that he could be prosecuted in the U.S, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said. Ethiopia reportedly denied that request, prompting the U.S. State Department to ask the diplomat to leave the country.
No further details about the shooting or the individual were provided.
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