Security Alert – U.S. Embassy The Hague, Netherlands (March 18, 2019)
Location: 24 Oktoberplein, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Event: Dutch Police are reporting a shooting on a tram at 24 Oktoberplein Utrecht, The Netherlands. The level of security is increased and Dutch police are on site. The Municipality of Utrecht has launched a hotline for questions about the shooting: 030-286-0000. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area of 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
- Notify friends and family of your safety
- Heed instructions and view updates from Dutch police and government authorities. https://www.politie.nl/
- Review your personal security plans.
- Monitor local media for updates.
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