Reports: Toters driver shot at US embassy after guard 'insulted' him
The man arrested for firing around a dozen shots at the U.S. Embassy in Awkar has been identified by media reports as Mohammed Mahdi Hussein Khalil, a 26-year-old deliveryman who works for Lebanon’s leading food delivery company Toters.
The detainee hails from the Beirut southern suburb of Bourj al-Barajneh and had opened fire at a General Security department in the past, the reports said.
Al-Akhbar newspaper said the man told interrogators that he made sure not to hit any of the embassy guards with his gunshots although he was capable of doing so. He added that he fired at the embassy following a previous dispute with a security guard who "insulted" him as he was delivering an order to the embassy.
"He wasn’t able to ‘digest’ the insult, so he decided to take vengeance," the daily added.
"If I wanted, I would have carried out a massacre, but the whole issue is that I wanted to prove myself after I was treated in an inferior manner as a delivery driver," other reports quoted the man as saying.