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Motorist rams into gate of U.S. Embassy in Australia

A car crashed into a gate at the U.S. embassy in Canberra, Australia.

Story highlights

  • The gate is damaged, but no one is injured
  • The motorist will also undergo a mental health evaluation

A motorist rammed a car into the gate of the United States Embassy in Canberra, Australia, officials said.

The gate was damaged, but no one was injured in the incident Wednesday, the embassy said in a statement on its website.

Authorities took the driver into custody and have started an investigation.

The motorist will also undergo a mental health evaluation, said Anne Barr, a local court official.