Lawyer: US Embassy Shooter in Bosnia ‘Acted Alone’

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for a gunman who shot at the U.S. embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina, wounding a guard, says his client is delirious and acted alone.

Mevlid Jasarevic's lawyer said Sunday that Jasarevic is unaware of what he did. The attorney says he will seek a psychiatric examination for his client.

Jasarevic, a practitioner of Wahhabism, a conservative branch of Islam, opened fire at the U.S. embassy compound in Sarajevo Friday, sending people in the neighborhood scrambling for cover. He wounded an embassy guard before a policeman shot and arrested him.

Bosnian authorities say two other people suspected of having ties to Jasarevic also have been arrested, but they released no further details.