Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Paris 11th arrondisment, near former Charlie Hebdo offices.

Event:  Media report, and the Prime Minster has confirmed, several people have been stabbed near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, in the 11th arrondisment.  Two attackers are reported to be at large.

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:


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

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

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

France Country Specific Information

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