Secret Service investigate shooting at location connected to Peruvian Embassy

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Secret Service agents shot and killed an intruder who was smashing the windows of the Peruvian ambassador’s home in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.

DC police said that the Secret Service is investigating the incident. The shooting occurred at the residence of Ambassador Hugo de Zela Martinez, who has served as Peru’s ambassador to the U.S. since 2019.

D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee III told reporters that the man was smashing windows with a “metal stake” at just before 8 a.m.

Secret Service officers say they first used tasers on the man, but they had no effect.

The official account for the Peruvian Embassy tweeted that the ambassador, his family, and the staff at the residence are all safe and unharmed.

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for more updates.

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