State police say a security guard at the Pennsylania compound of a Turkish-born Muslim cleric fired a shot at an “unwanted person” outside the gate.
Police said in a news release Wednesday that the suspected intruder fled the scene.
Troopers were called to Fethullah Gulen’s compound for a report of shots fired. Police searched the area but could not find the man. The investigation is continuing.
Gulen’s spokesman says the guard thought the man was armed and fired a “warning shot.” He says nobody was hurt.
Turkey accuses Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016 and has demanded his extradition. Gulen has denied involvement.