Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-Au-Prince

Events:  The group known as Fantom 509 is active throughout Port-au-Prince today, Monday March 15. This group is known for its violent actions. Presently they have been spotted in Delmas, Petionville, Juvenat, and Canape Vert, but have demonstrated the ability to change locations rapidly. The U.S. Embassy will restrict non-official travel of its direct-hire U.S. citizen staff to the immediate Embassy neighborhood.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the area;
  • Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;
  • Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and
  • If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.