Security guard killed in Qatar embassy 'fight' in Paris: prosecutors
A security guard was killed in the early hours of Monday inside the Qatar embassy in Paris in an incident that does not appear to have any links to terrorism, a source close to the investigation said.
The incident took place at around 0630 (0430 GMT), the source said, adding that the suspect had entered the embassy and had a row with the security guard, who died after being punched.
Par un crime odieux et injustifié, un agent de sécurité de l'Ambassade du Qatar à Paris a été tué ce lundi matin. Les forces de l'ordre ont rapidement interpellé le suspect et ouvert une enquête.— Ambassade du Qatar (@QatarAmbFrance) May 23, 2022
The Paris prosecutor's office confirmed the death and said one person had been arrested on the spot.
"I can confirm that an investigation was opened today on the count of murder," the prosecutor's office said.
In a statement published on Monday, Qatari authorities confirmed the incident.
“In a heinous and unjustified crime, an embassy guard was killed in Paris on Monday morning. The authorities arrested the suspect and began investigations as soon as the crime occurred,” tweeted the diplomatic office.