Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France – Reports of Shoots Fired (December 23, 2022)

Location:  Paris, 10th Arrondissement.

Event:  Reports of shots fired near 16, rue d’Enghien in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.  Purported assailant detained by police.  Police activity ongoing and law enforcement recommends avoiding the area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Notify friends and family of your safety

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 Information
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