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30 Jan 2019 | 06:16 PM UTC

Haiti: Mob violence reported in Port-au-Prince January 30

Haiti News Alert

Mob kills at least two people on January 30 suspected of murdering a taxi driver in Port-au-Prince; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/31/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

Event

At least two people were killed by an angry mob in Bon Repos district in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, January 30. Local reports indicate the two men were accused of killing a taxi driver and were forcibly removed from the local police station by the mob. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected areas over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in affected area are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid all gatherings due to the likelihood of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments (e.g. travel restrictions).

 

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