A suspected member of al Shabaab has been shot and killed in front of the US Embassy in Kenya. The man was reportedly killed after tried to attack the guards with a knife. The US Embassy confirmed the attack and stated that no US personnel were injured.

Update: According to AP, the man did stab a police officer before being killed.

A Kenyan police official says a man has been shot dead after stabbing a policeman guarding the perimeter wall of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

Vitalis Otieno, the officer in charge of the Gigiri area that hosts several embassies, says a pedestrian walking along the street stabbed the policeman on Thursday and attempted to take his gun.