Man Shot by Turkish Police Outside Israeli Embassy

bbbPolice shot and wounded a man wielding a knife outside the Israeli embassy in Ankara, saying early indications show he suffered from mental illness and had no ties to terror groups.

Mentally disturbed Turkish man wielding a knife tried to storm the Israeli embassy in Ankara on Wednesday but was shot before reaching the building, Turkish and Israeli officials said.The man, armed with a 30-centimeter (12-inch) knife, ran towards the embassy shouting slogans and was shot in the leg, the governor’s office in the Turkish capital said in a statement.

It said initial investigation showed that the man, named as 41-year-old Osman Nuri Caliskan, “appeared to be mentally disturbed” and had no record of links with any militant group.

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