A 63-year-old man has been found dead with head trauma inside the Russian consulate in New York City without any indication of foul play, police say.
"Right now there does not appear to be any criminality. We're just waiting for the M.E. (medical examiner) to determine a cause of death," said Officer Sophia Mason of the New York Police Department on Tuesday.
Police responded less than an hour after polls opened in New York following a presidential campaign in which Russia was a leading issue.
The Russian consulate is less than 3km from Trump Tower, the home and campaign headquarters of Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Upon arrival at the consulate, officers found the man unconscious, and paramedics later pronounced him dead at the scene, police said in a statement.
Police were withholding identification of the man pending family notification.
Russian consulate officials were unavailable for comment.