Explosion reported outside the US Embassy in Beijing

BREAKING: Video: Eyewitnesses report explosion outside US embassy in Beijing

A man wielding a small, homemade device caused an explosion outside the US Embassy in Beijing, police said on Thursday. Some witnesses claimed that they heard a blast, however, the nature of the explosion is yet to be determined.

The US embassy confirmed the blast.

An area outside the embassy, in the capital's Chaoyang district, was immediately cordoned off by authorities following the incident.

The area where the incident took place is on the outskirts of Beijing and home to several embassies, including those of India and Israel.

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According to the USA embassy spokesperson, the only person injured was the individual who detonated the explosive device.

He was injured on the hand by the explosive device, which was made from fireworks, police said.

The embassy, in a separate statement, described the device as a bomb.

Apart from the attacker, there were no injuries reported and officials say police responded immediately.

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Beijing police said the suspect, a 26-year-old man from China's Inner Mongolia region, was taken to hospital for treatment.

Reuters cited Chinese police officials as claiming that a "firework device" caused the explosion near the USA embassy in Beijing, wounding a 26-year-old male suspect and no one else.

The blast was heard from blocks away, The New York Times reported.

The U.S. and China are in the midst of a heated trade dispute, but America remains a popular destination for Chinese tourists.

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