Individual Apprehended after Throwing Item onto Embassy Grounds

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 23, a security alarm sounded at U.S. Embassy Tashkent after an individual threw an item onto the Embassy grounds.  The local police quickly apprehended the subject, and Embassy personnel confirmed that the item was not dangerous.  There are strong indications that the individual who was taken into custody was also responsible for the September 28, 2015, incident in which two incendiary devices were thrown onto the Embassy grounds.  At this time, the Embassy is not aware of any additional threats related to these incidents.

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