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Police tightens security outside US embassy in Moscow

November 10, 2016, 1:37 UTC+3 MOSCOW

US nationals living in Moscow cast their ballots in the embassy, and some events were organized in the building

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US Embassy in Moscow

US Embassy in Moscow

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MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. Moscow city police have tightened security outside the US embassy and the ambassador’s residence, a source with the law enforcement agencies told TASS.

"In connection with the election held at the US premises in Moscow, some measures have been taken to ensure security, law and order," he said.

US nationals living in Moscow cast their ballots in the embassy, and some events were organized in the building. "The security has been tightened since November 7. Reinforced police patrols are on duty outside the embassy building," he said

A man, who came to congratulate US President-elect Donald Trump, was detained near the US embassy on Wednesday evening and escorted to a police station. "After a preventive conversation the man will be set free," the police source said.

On Election Day, November 8, United States citizens cast their ballots and elected their 45th US President, Donald J. Trump. By securing more than the needed 270 electoral votes, Trump, the Republican candidate clinched his presidential victory. The election outcome was a spectacular culmination to a heated Presidential race between the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate, Donald Trump. The former First Lady conceded to her rival by phone once the needed votes were in.

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