A Secret Service agent shot and killed an invader at the Peruvian ambassador’s home in D.C., Newsmax reports.
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The intruder was armed with a metal stake and was breaking out windows at the residence, according to police.
D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said police responded to a burglary in progress at the home in Northwest D.C. and found a man in the backyard.
Secret Service agents tried to use a taser before shooting, Contee said.
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The ambassador and his family were home and were the ones who called 9-1-1 when they heard glass breaking.
“The Embassy of Peru regrets to report that today, in the early hours of the morning, a person entered the Official Residence without authorization, causing material damage to the property,” the Embassy of Peru said in a statement. “This person was killed by the Secret Service. The Ambassador, his family, the staff of the Residence and the secret service agents are safe, and the incident is being investigated by the competent authorities.”
Officials are continuing to investigate the incident.
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BREAKING: A Secret Service agent killed an intruder at the Peruvian Ambassador's home in Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/yu8uMBjNia— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 20, 2022