British Ambassador, Jon Benjamin Sacked, For Pointing An Assault Rifle At Terrified Member of Staff...

The British ambassador to Mexico was sacked from his job earlier this year after pointing an assault rifle at a local embassy employee, it has emerged – with footage of the incident spreading online.

In the five second clip, Jon Benjamin can be seen pointing the weapon while seated in the front of a car as music and laughter can be heard.

According to reports, he was on an official trip to Durango and Sinaloa, two northern Mexican states blighted by drug cartel violence.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement to MailOnline: ‘We are aware of this incident and have taken appropriate action. Where internal issues do arise the FCDO has robust HR processes to address them.’

The video of Mr Benjamin, a career ambassador, playing around with the high-powered weapon was posted on a social media account believed to have been created by disgruntled local employees of the British embassy in Mexico City unhappy at their treatment.