Additional Suspect Arrested After U.S. Embassy Shooting

Update (0828 EST): A third suspect has been arrested, Sheikh Malik Juha.

As this publication covered this morning, a shooting attack was carried out against the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon at approximately 0100 EST. Initially, this publication reported that a single shooter, possibly accompanied by several others injured a security guard in front of the embassy and that no USPERS were injured.

At 0700 EST, local news in Lebanon reported that the Lebanese Armed Forces had identified the shooter as Qais Farraj and that they had arrested his brother, making this the second arrest concerning the incident.

Since 0700 EST, Lebanese Armed Forces have implemented security measures in several towns in Beqaa Governate as follow on attacks have been suspected. The US Embassy in Beirut has issued several warnings to U.S. citizens warning them to avoid travel as more attacks could be carried out against U.S. interests. It also announced consular services would be closed for June 5th but will resume tomorrow.

Screengrab from U.S. Embassy Beirut portal, announcing closure.

Lebanese Security officials have told Alloubania that as many as four accomplices may still be at large, including a getaway driver.

This is developing.

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