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A suspected armed attacker has been shot and taken to hospital after crashing his car into the Chinese consulate in San Francisco sparking a major emergency response. 

Dozens of first responders are attending the incident outside the consulate on Geary Boulevard, San Francisco.

The SF Standard reported that the suspect was shot by a police officer and that bomb squad technicians and an explosives-sniffing dog were brought to the scene amid fear of potential explosives.

A neighbor who lives immediately next door reported hearing four or five shots before people rushed out of the consulate and into its courtyard. 

The building was evacuated and a white tarp has been placed over the Geary Street entrance to the building where visa applications are processed. 

The Honda sedan that crashed into the visa section of the Chinese consulate 

Dozens of first responders raced to the scene in the city’s Japantown district

It is unclear whether any suspect remains at large but the driver has been taken to hospital.

Police tweeted: ‘Please avoid the area of Laguna St and Geary Blvd due to ongoing police activity.

‘Media staging will be published shortly.’

 This is a breaking news story. 

Neighbors heard gunfire from the Chinese consulate on Geary Boulevard 

The driver of the Honda was reportedly taken to hospital 

Police pleaded for residents to avoid the area of Laguna St and Geary Boulevard

Content source – www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com

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