Man arrested after crashing car into US embassy in Australia

CANBERRA (REUTERS) - A man was arrested on Wednesday after crashing his vehicle into the gates of the US embassy in Australia's capital of Canberra, police said.

Emergency services, including a bomb disposal squad, were at the scene as a precaution after the incident occurred at about 6pm (0700 GMT). Detectives were talking to the 30-year-old arrested man, a police spokesman said. No injuries were reported.

Australia is a close ally of the United States, fighting alongside US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.