Ahead of the April 9 visit of US President Barack Obama to Jamaica, a Caucasian-looking man who allegedly attempted to breach security at the United State Embassy was this morning has been held.

US Embassy shutdown, Investigators probing suspicious incident

Ahead of the April 9 visit of US President to , a Caucasian-looking man allegedly attempted to breach security at the United State Embassy this morning has been held.

A strong detachment of local and international law enforcement officers swarmed the United States Embassy in Kingston after a man reportedly threw a bag over the perimeter wall.

Footage shows the man who threw the bag over US Embassy wall trying to escape the grasp of security officers, news media report.

The incident triggered a massive security response, as activities at the Embassy were placed on lockdown.

Police and soldiers reportedly took up positions on top of the buildings.

Jamaican authorities detained a suspect and U.S. officials “are working closely with Jamaican security personnel,” Polacheck said.

Citing an ongoing investigation, Jamaica police force spokeswoman Constable Yolonda Henry declined to provide any specifics about the person in custody.

Embassy public affairs counselor Joshua Polacheck said a person threw the “suspicious package” over the wall on Wednesday morning, leading officials to close the facility to visitors for a few hours. Neither he nor police described the package.

The embassy was reopened to visitors around noon.

A few hundred onlookers gathered across the street from the Kingston embassy as heavily armed security forces positioned themselves around the complex.

While in Jamaica, Obama is scheduled to meet heads of the Caribbean Community political grouping for discussions on security, trade and other topics.

The last sitting U.S. president to visit the Caribbean island was Ronald Reagan in 1982.

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