Minimal Damage Is Caused by an Attempted Molotov Cocktail Attack on the Cuban Embassy in Washington

WASHINGTON — At least one Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC, resulting in little damage and no injuries reported. The incident is the subject of an investigation by US law enforcement.

The incident happened on a Sunday night at approximately eight o’clock in the city’s bustling Adams-Morgan area, and Secret Service agents responded quickly. The structure was the target of a “potential incendiary device,” according to embassy officials and Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi.

Fortunately, there were no reported injuries and the structure only suffered minimal damage. No one has been taken into custody in relation to this occurrence as of yet.

Notably, in 2020, an AK-47-wielding Cuban man who was seeking asylum in the United States opened fire at the Cuban Embassy, firing almost thirty bullets and breaking glass around the door. The building’s columns and exterior, as well as the bronze statue of Jose Marti, the national hero and writer of Cuba, were also shot through. According to the man, he started shooting in order to “get them before they could get him.”

Constructed in 1917, the Cuban Embassy has a rich and colorful past. At the height of the two countries’ Cold War hostilities, it shuttered in January 1961 and reopened as a “interests section” in 1977.

In July 2015, it officially became an embassy once again as the United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic relations under the leadership of President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro.

Situated on a bustling street between the embassies of Poland and Lithuania, the Cuban Embassy continues to be a symbol of international diplomacy and relations.Under the direction of Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the United States and Cuba resumed diplomatic ties in July 2015, and it formally reopened as an embassy.

The Cuban Embassy is still a symbol of global ties and diplomacy, located on a busy street between the embassies of Poland and Lithuania.

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