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Security Alert: Shooting in Polanco (April 20, 2023)
April 20, 2023

Location:  Mexico City, Mexico  


Event: The U.S. Embassy Mexico City has received reports of a shooting at Plaza Carso, in the Polanco area of Mexico City. U.S. citizens should exercise caution and avoid the area if possible.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Mexico City is classified as Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution due to crime.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Maintain a high level of vigilance and keep a low profile.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Review your personal security plans and follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Call 911 if you need emergency assistance.



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U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico

From Mexico: (55) 8526 2561

From the United States:  1-844-528-6611

Department of State – Consular Affairs:  +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444