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New Zealand says U.S. invokes immunity for embassy staffer

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By NICK PERRY

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So, it says "Incident". Not "Accident" as in car...so, what did he DO ? *(there must be someone on here down in NZ, that knows).

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An article I read started something about facial injuries so I'm guessing it was a punch up. Lower Hutt is full of the types needed for that.

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What a horribly written article.

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Well he was a Yank just face it that Americans Spy everywhere including Japan one never Knows what he was up to at the time

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Must've been something very embarrassing and / or serious enough for the US to do this and decline interviews. Rumours will be rife. Let's begin. Take your best pick ... a) nasty drunken punchup resulting in a death or very serious injury of a local b) crime of passion with local resulting in a death c) caught wiretapping phone calls d) something weird involving a sheep

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Here's some info on this... of course not everything is known but he is named... probably won't do his career any favours.

http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/90586641/us-diplomat-wanted-by-police-for-questioning-has-left-new-zealand

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Terribly written AP story. "someone" did "something" near "somewhere."

We don't know who, what, where, or how. Why was this story approved? A child reporter would know to answer those questions.

No other stories have been published to provide a different viewpoint that I could find.

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I learned a new word from that Kiwi report: 'stoush.' Sounds like the American, in the parlance of antipodean newsreaders, 'got bashed' good and proper.

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Geronimo - Must've been something very embarrassing and / or serious enough for the US to do this and decline interviews. Rumours will be rife. Let's begin. Take your best pick ... a) nasty drunken punchup resulting in a death or very serious injury of a local b) crime of passion with local resulting in a death c) caught wiretapping phone calls d) something weird involving a sheep

Is this how fake news starts? "Death"? "Very serious injury"? "Sheep"?

New Zealand authorities say they’re unable to investigate an incident involving a U.S. Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the U.S. government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity.

NZ police can still conduct an investigation. One witness is not available for questioning.

They said the American had left the scene before police arrived, and nobody was taken into custody. In their statement, police declined to release further details of the incident but said they’re keeping the investigation open.

Did anyone else leave the scene before the police finally arrived? I've heard that people have been known to do that. Did witnesses scatter like rats leaving a sinking ship? Did the reporter, Nick Perry, care about anyone other than "the American"?

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NewZealand is home to Chinese, Japanese, middle eastern take your pick. NweZealand could be the Casablanca of the south pacific? The plot thickens

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