Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France – Reports of Attacks at Nightclubs and Concerts (May 10, 2022)

Location:  Multiple cities in France, including Amiens, Béziers, Grenoble, Nantes, Paris, and Rennes.

Event:  Per media reports, authorities have opened several ongoing investigations into complaints by young adults across France who claim to have been stung by unidentified objects at concerts, festivals, and nightclubs.  Victims report being stung in different parts of the body (thighs, buttocks, hips, ankles, arms, shoulder, back) and describe similar symptoms:  hot flashes, nausea, malaise, loss of balance, and tingling.

Actions to Take:

  • Report any incidents to the police immediately
  • Seek medical attention if needed
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Use buddy systems, checking in with each other frequently

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

U.S. Embassy Paris, France  +33 (1) 43 12 22 22

U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France +33 (1) 43 12 22 22

U.S. Consulate General Strasbourg, France
+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

State Department – Consular Affairs+1 202-501-4444 (from overseas) or +1 888-407-4747 (from the United States)France Country Specific InformationEnroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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