Man Trying to Return to Togo Attacks 3 at Embassy

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    Kokou Bocco

    WASHINGTON -- A man from Togo who wanted to return to his country may have found a surefire way to make that happen.

    Four people were hospitalized after an incident inside the Embassy of Togo in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW just before noon Thursday.

    Kokou Bocco, 31, was at the embassy to inquire about returning home when he became agitated and allegedly attacked three embassy employees with a knife before other employees subdued him, according to the Secret Service.

    Uniformed Secret Service officers went to the embassy and arrested Bocco. He and his three victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was seen being taken from the embassy in handcuffs and wearing camouflage pants and military-style boots.

    Four People Hurt in Embassy Stabbing

    [DC] Four People Hurt in Embassy Stabbing
    Enraged man attacks workers at the Togo embassy after asking how he could return to native nation.

    Bocco was charged with one count of aggravated assault. More charges are expected.