Man Explodes Bomb At US Embassy In China

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A 26-year-old man detonated an explosive on the street outside the US Embassy in Beijing Thursday, police said, injuring himself before he was taken away by authorities.

The explosion, which could be heard several blocks away, took place outside the southeast corner of the compound at about 1 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET), sending a large plume of white smoke into the air above the embassy, according to a CNN report.

47There was one individual who detonated a bomb. Other than the bomber

An area outside the embassy, in the capital's Chaoyang district, was immediately cordoned off by authorities following the incident. By the time reporters arrived at the scene, only a small amount of debris could still be seen.

One IT worker who was less than 40 meters from the scene when the incident occurred told CNN he saw police were running towards the explosion.

69There was a lot of smoke and it smelled a lot like fireworks and matches

77Everything over there was smoke

Police in Beijing said they were investigating the explosion on Thursday, adding the bomber had only injured his hand and his condition was non-life threatening.

A 26-year-old man detonated an explosive on the street outside the US Embassy in Beijing Thursday, police said, injuring himself before he was taken away by authorities.

The explosion, which could be heard several blocks away, took place outside the southeast corner of the compound at about 1 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET), sending a large plume of white smoke into the air above the embassy, according to a CNN report.

120There was one individual who detonated a bomb. Other than the bomber

An area outside the embassy, in the capital's Chaoyang district, was immediately cordoned off by authorities following the incident. By the time reporters arrived at the scene, only a small amount of debris could still be seen.

One IT worker who was less than 40 meters from the scene when the incident occurred told CNN he saw police were running towards the explosion.

142There was a lot of smoke and it smelled a lot like fireworks and matches

150Everything over there was smoke

Police in Beijing said they were investigating the explosion on Thursday, adding the bomber had only injured his hand and his condition was non-life threatening.

Image credit: AP

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