A worker at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was injured on Wednesday after a letter he was handling exploded, Reuters reported, citing Spanish police. The staff member reportedly sustained only minor injuries and was hospitalized.
The explosion occurred at 1:17 p.m. local time and was reported to Spanish authorities by the embassy itself, according to Europe Press. Local law enforcement has now cordoned off the area around the building as canine units work on the scene. Anti-terrorism protocols have also been activated throughout the city, the outlet reports.
A Spanish government official told local media that an investigation into the incident had been opened by national police and the embassy worker, believed to be a Ukrainian national, suffered only a minor injury on the finger of his right hand.
The Ukrainian Embassy in Spain has not yet issued an official statement on the incident.
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