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Security Alert: Grenade Attack in Barranquilla
January 13, 2021

Location: Barranquilla, Colombia

Event: Grenade Attack in Downtown Area

A grenade exploded in downtown Barranquilla, on Calle 44 between Carreras 40 and 41, around noon today Tuesday, January 12. Authorities are on the scene.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation. Please follow local media reports for updates.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for important information.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Avoid the downtown Barranquilla area.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • If you need immediate assistance, contact the Colombian authorities by dialing 123.
  • For consular assistance, contact the U.S. Embassy using the information below.