A BLAST has rocked the U.S. Embassy in Beijing according to social media reports.
Smoke has been seen at the front of the Building along with a heavy Police presence northeast of the Chinese capital.
Police reportedly stopped a woman spraying petrol on herself in a suspected suicide attempt outside the embassy.
#BREAKING: Chinese state media say police stopped a woman spraying gasoline on herself in a suspected self-immolation attempt outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Witnesses say there’s been some sort of an explosion in the area. Videos keep getting deleted off social media.
— Grace Lee (@graceleenews) July 26, 2018
A witness told Reuters that they have seen officers examining a vehicle outside the embassy.