US Embassy in Myanmar apologizes after tear gas accident


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar has issued a public apology after a tear gas grenade accidently exploded Sunday night during a security exercise, sending fumes out onto the street and sparking rumors of a bomb.

The embassy, located in Yangon, said in a statement Monday that no one was injured in the incident and that its operations were continuing normally.

All major U.S. embassies around the world have Marine Security Guard detachments for everyday and emergency security. Their armaments include tear gas, which can be employed if there is a violent breach of the premises.

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