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Secret Service shot and killed intruder at Peruvian ambassador’s residence in DC

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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 say the Secret Service is handling the investigation. 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. Check back soon for updates.

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