Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: CAI San Jose, Barranquilla, Colombia

Event: A bomb exploded at the CAI San Jose police station in Barranquilla at 6:40 AM on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  There were a number of police officers killed and wounded.  Colombian authorities are on high alert.  The government has not yet identified a responsible party.

Actions to take:

– Avoid the area around the CAI San Jose.

– Notify friends and family of your safety.

– Monitor local media for updates.

– Be aware of your surroundings.


U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
Tel. +57-1-275-2000
After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-4021

U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
Tel. +57-5-353-2001

State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444.

Colombia Country Information

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