The Consulate General Ciudad Juarez has issued a travel warning to Americans who are in or headed to Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, in Chihuahua, Mexico, following attacks against the police in the two cities. Authorities believe cartels are likely responsible for the violence, and have warned citizens to avoid police stations until further notice.
The Consulate General is aware of a series of connected attacks against police officers in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City that started on January 17, 2019. Authorities believe that members of organized criminal groups are carrying out these attacks, which are expected to continue. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid police stations and other law enforcement facilities in both cities to the extent possible until further notice.
Actions to Take:
- For police and other emergency assistance, dial 911.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Use caution when driving in heavy traffic or at night.
- Drive with your doors locked and windows up.
- Be prepared to take alternative routes between home and work and other frequent locations.
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#Mexico Security Alert: The Consulate General is aware of a series of connected attacks against police officers in Ciudad Juarez & Chihuahua City. US gov’t personnel advised to avoid police stations & other law enforcement facilities until further notice. https://t.co/4EkcFrd0oO pic.twitter.com/N9SN1O5Xft
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) January 19, 2019
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