Indian Police Detain Suspicious Man Outside Israeli Embassy

Man started running after being approached by security personnel, according to Indian news service.

New Delhi police detained a 45-year-old man after "he failed to give a proper reason for loitering around the Israel embassy in the national capital's high security area" on Wednesday, the Indo Asian News Service reported.

The man, who was spotted outside the embassy around noon, started running after security personnel asked him what he was doing, according to the news service. The security personnel handed him over to the police after catching him.

"We have questioned him along with intelligence officials," a police officer reportedly said. "But he did not reveal the reason for his visit."

In 2012, the wife of the Defense Ministry's representative to India  was moderately wounded when a car bomb exploded outside of Israel's embassy in New Delhi.