Istanbul - Turkish police arrested a suspect outside the US consulate in Istanbul on Friday, after he claimed to have a bomb and threatened to carry out an attack.
The man had parked his vehicle in front of the consulate and police had cordoned off the entire area during the incident.
"A suspect was apprehended by local authorities and the vehicle was removed without incident," the consulate said on its Twitter feed.
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The Dogan news agency reported that the man could be suffering from a mental illness.
The US embassy in Ankara was in 2013 attacked by a suicide bomber who killed a Turkish security guard.