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29 Apr 2019 | 05:24 PM UTC

Haiti: Shots fired around US Embassy in Port-au-Prince April 29

Haiti News Alert

Shots fired around US Embassy in Port-au-Prince April 29; authorities advise individuals in Embassy compound to shelter in place

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Port-au-Prince

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Event

Gunfire has been reported from the rear entrance to the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince as of Monday afternoon (local time), April 29. US diplomatic authorities have instructed individuals in the Embassy compound to shelter in place.

Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near the US Embassy over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area around the US Embassy, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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