‘Warning Shot’ Fired at Wanted Muslim Cleric’s US Compound

State police say a security guard at the Pennsylania compound of a Turkish-born Muslim cleric fired a shot at an “unwanted person” outside the gate.

 

Police said in a news release Wednesday that the suspected intruder fled the scene.

 

Troopers were called to Fethullah Gulen’s compound for a report of shots fired. Police searched the area but could not find the man. The investigation is continuing.

 

Gulen’s spokesman says the guard thought the man was armed and fired a “warning shot.” He says nobody was hurt.

 

Turkey accuses Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016 and has demanded his extradition. Gulen has denied involvement.

 

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