A gunman burst into West German Consulate in New York yesterday (Tuesday) morning, and fired at two consulate officials.
GV consulate building on Park Avenue
SV entrance to consulate
SV interior, German emblem & people leaving lift
SV people at counter in consulate building (2 shots)
SV interior room where shooting took place
CU bullet holes in map on wall
CUs bullet holes in wall and map (5 shots)
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Background: A gunman burst into West German Consulate in New York yesterday (Tuesday) morning, and fired at two consulate officials. He missed them however, and no-one was hurt. A man was arrested.
The Consulate is at 460 Park Avenue, near 57th street. Police report said a man walked into an office, drew a 38 calibre revolver from his pocket and fired four time as at the two officials at very close range. Nevertheless, he missed them. The bullets struck one of the walls, leaving holes in the wall and in a map of Germany and Central Europe.
Consular officials disarmed the man and summoned a policeman from the street outside. A spokesman at the consulate said the man was mumbling incoherently when he was arrested. Police said he refused to identify himself, or explain his action. A later report said that a 67-year-old American had been arrested.