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U.S. Embassy in Lebanon Attacker Was Wearing What ‘Appeared’ to Be ISIS Insignia, State Department Says

State Department says investigation is looking into 'actual motivations'

The State Department revealed Wednesday that the shooter accused of opening fire on the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon earlier today was wearing what “appeared to be an ISIS insignia.”

Spokesman Matthew Miller said “one member of the embassy’s local guard force was seriously injured” and the gunman has been arrested following the attack in Beirut that unfolded around 8:30 a.m. local time.

“We are aware that the individual who was arrested was wearing what appeared to be an ISIS insignia, but we are conducting a full investigation with the Lebanese authorities into the actual motivations,” Miller said during a press briefing.

Read the rest of the story at Fox News.

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