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09 Oct 2020 | 12:11 PM UTC

Haiti: Reports of burning tires and gunfire in Port-au-Prince's Bourdon neighborhood October 9

Haiti News Alert

Reports of burning tires and gunfire in Port-au-Prince's Bourdon neighborhood on October 9; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Bourdon (Port-au-Prince), Port-au-Prince

Event

The US Embassy in Haiti has issued a security alert regarding reports of burning tires and gunfire in Bourdon (Port-au-Prince) on Friday morning, October 9. The alert indicates that the unrest is occurring near Hotel Montana and police are reportedly on the scene. The nature of the event was not immediately clear, and there have been no further reports of clashes at this time. 

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the unrest.

Advice

Those in Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor developments, avoid large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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