Officers then shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Contee said. His identity has not been revealed.
The sprawling residence is one of the largest homes in Washington and is surrounded by trees. It sits just outside the 1,754-acre Rock Creek Park that meanders through Washington.
Investigators are still trying to discern why the man was at the ambassador’s home and why he was breaking windows, Contee said. Several windows and doors around the large property had been smashed, he said.
“We are still in the very early stages of the investigation,” Contee said. “We don’t know who this individual is, we don’t know why this person was on the ambassador’s residential property.”
Contee said the man appeared to be between 20 and 30 years old and authorities have yet to determine if he was carrying identification.
Investigators have yet to identify a motive, but Contee said he “appears to be isolated from this particular embassy residence.”