Alexander Alazo Wiki – Alexander Alazo Bio
Alexander Alazo armed with an assault rifle was arrested after opening fire outside the Cuban embassy in Washington early Thursday morning, with his bullets punching holes in the walls and pillars near the main entrance in what authorities suspect was a hate crime.
Alexander Alazo Age
He is 42 years old.
Alexander Alazo Gunfire on Cuban Embassy
The gunfire broke out around 2 a.m. outside the embassy in northwest Washington. Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the scene after neighbors reported hearing gunshots, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
Alexander Alazo Arrested
Police arrested the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Alexander Alazo of Aubrey, Texas.
Officers found the man, Alexander Alazo, 42, of Aubrey, Texas, armed with an assault rifle, and arrested him without incident, police said. A police report obtained by The Associated Press describes the shooting as an “alleged hate crime” and says that Alazo “intentionally unloaded multiple rounds of an AK-47 rifle at the Cuban Embassy.” But the report also says Alazo’s motivation is unknown.
Agents recovered the rifle, ammunition and a powdered white substance that was found in a small bag after Alazo’s arrest, according to the report. Alazo was arrested on charges of possession of unregistered firearms and ammunition, assault with the intent to kill, and possession of a high-capacity magazine, a spokeswoman for the US Secret Service said. USA Alazo remained in custody on Thursday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. Cuba’s foreign ministry said in a statement that embassy staff members were “safe and protected” but that the shooting caused “material damage” to the building. The photos showed large holes in the building’s facade near the front door and in the pillars outside the building.
The Cuban government didn’t know the suspect’s potential motives, the statement said, adding that the State Department was aware of the incident.
“It is the obligation of States to adopt appropriate steps to protect the premises of diplomatic missions accredited to their country against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity,” the statement said.
Photos from the scene posted to social media showed a group of police officers outside the embassy after the shooting and investigators searching through an SUV parked there. Other images showed investigators surveying the damage in front of the ornate embassy in Washington’s Adams-Morgan neighborhood, including a bullet hole in a window over the front door and damage to a flagpole and a column flanking a statue of Cuban independence hero José Martí.