Security Alert from U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, the Netherlands

January 26, 2018
Location: Grote Wittenburgerstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Event: Police reported a shooting by an unidentified individual in the evening of Friday, January 26, leaving one person dead and two injured. Police are continuing their investigation but believe the incident to be criminal in nature. The shooter is reportedly still at large.

Actions to Take:
· Avoid the area

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· Be aware of your surroundings


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+(31) (0) 70 310 2209

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888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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