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9 hurt, 2 arrested in altercation at Turkish Embassy in DC

AP  |  Washington 

Authorities have said nine people were hurt and two arrests were made during an altercation at the Turkish ambassador's residence in the US capital.

Doug Buchanan, a DC Fire and EMS spokesman, says two of those hurt were seriously injured and were taken to hospitals by ambulance. He said by phone that emergency personnel were called to the residence about 4.30 PM yesterday.

Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said the altercation broke out between two groups but he didn't elaborate on the circumstances. He says two people were arrested, including one who was charged with assaulting a police officer.

The altercation came the same day that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with President Donald Trump at the The State Department declined to comment.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 07:57 IST