Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Lyon, France

Event:  Reports of an explosion in the 2nd arrondissement in Lyon on rue Victor Hugo.  Officials are requesting the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious packages on the street.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area
  • Seek secure shelter, if in the area
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following:


United States Embassy
American Citizen Services Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Telephone in France: 01 43 12 22 22
Telephone from U.S.: (011 33) 1 43 12 22 22
American Citizen Services: e-mail –