Nationwide News understands that the US national who caused a security scare at the American Embassy in St. Andrew yesterday, has been admitted to a mental health institution in Jamaica.

Elliot Caine was reportedly admitted to the facility for professional psychiatric assessment.

Caine was due to leave Jamaica yesterday after spending a month in the island.

But yesterday morning, he tossed a bag onto the compound of the US embassy.

The incident caused a major disturbance and resulted in temporary shut down of the embassy and members of the Police and JDF being called to investigate.