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Police Mobilize Over Embassy Warning

Cambodian special police and elite military units were deployed in the streets of the capital near the US Embassy Monday night, following a warning over the security of the embassy, the ambassador and a government spokesman said Tuesday.

US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli told reporters in Koh Kong province the embassy had received a security warning, but the information was not considered a threat.

"The information itself is not information we consider credible," he said.

He praised the cooperation provided by the government's security forces, but said the embassy was not concerned.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak confirmed Tuesday that police were deployed after an individual sent a concerning fax to an unnamed newspaper, which transmitted the fax to the embassy.

The suspect has been identified, and the authorities will take the appropriate measures, Khieu Sopheak said.