Police are reportedly targeting suspected gang members in a security operation in the Martissant area (south of Port-au-Prince) as of the morning of Friday, August 31 (local time). Incidents of gang-on-gang violence are also ongoing in the area, according to local sources. Consequent traffic disruptions have been reported on Route Nationale 2 in the Martissant area. A continuing heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are expected in the affected area over the coming hours.
Individuals in the Port-au-Prince area are advised to avoid Martissant in the coming hours due to the likelihood of violence, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.