Man arrested after crashing car into U.S. embassy in Australia

CANBERRA Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:44am EDT

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CANBERRA (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Wednesday after crashing his vehicle into the gates of the U.S. embassy in Australia's capital of Canberra, police said.

Emergency services, including a bomb disposal squad, were at the scene as a precaution after the incident occurred at about 6 p.m. (3:00 a.m. EDT) Detectives were talking to the 30-year-old arrested man, a police spokesman said. No injuries were reported.

Australia is a close ally of the United States, fighting alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

(Writing by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Ron Popeski)

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IraqWarVet wrote:
The United States is a corrupt and increasingly despotic empire in decline. Soon China will finish it off.

Australia would do better by allying itself with China. An alliance with the US is like chaining yourself to a corpse.

Jul 10, 2013 8:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
xsnake wrote:
Our embassy probably looks like a pub.

Jul 10, 2013 8:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Snake616 wrote:
amazing article. so full of information.

Jul 10, 2013 8:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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