An explosion has taken place outside of the US embassy in Beijing, police have confirmed.
The blast occurred after a bomb was detonated at the south-east corner of the embassy compound in the capital city at about 1pm local time, according to a US embassy spokesperson.
‘According to the embassy’s regional security officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb. Other than the bomber, no people were injured and there was no damage to embassy property. The local police responded,’ the spokesperson told MailOnline.
Beijing police later issued a statement on Weibo which said a 26-year-old male by the surname of Jiang had been arrested at the intersection of Tianze Road and Anjia Road, which is near the embassy.
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