Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Report of Gunshots on 31st January 2017 at 11:30AM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there are reports of shots being fired near the Haitian Ministry of Education on Avenue Martin Luther King in Port-au-Prince on January 31st at 11:30AM. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid the area.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council