Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia 

Location: Latvia, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists.  We highly encourage everyone to be cognizant of their environment during the holidays.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.