US warning its’ citizens against travel to Ciudad Victoria
CIUDAD VICTORIA, March 31. – The Consulate General of the United States in Matamoros, warned its’ countrymen of the increase in violence in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, and to avoid traveling to that location.
The instance of the United States announced that from this day on 14 March this year, has information of an increase in violence in this city, including clashes, grenade attacks and a car bomb.
In a bulletin issued by the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros, advises U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Ciudad Victoria to the increasing incidents in the locality.
Attacks in the area have occurred in or near government buildings and public, including the City Ciudad Victoria and two major car dealerships. It has also resulted in the death and injury to pedestrians, police and criminal suspects.
Therefore, using the information provided, recommend that Americans exercise caution and remain extremely alert while living in or traveling through Ciudad Victoria and in general for the state of Tamaulipas.
“Because these acts of violence can erupt suddenly and without notice in the residential and commercial areas, innocent bystanders, including Americans, may also be at risk,” the statement said
Among the recommendations highlighted in the event of witnessing or being trapped in a confrontation, if it is within their means, without risking their physical integrity must leave the site.
Otherwise, the action to follow is to shelter behind a wall or other barrier that protects or else lie down and remain still.
If the person is at home or other building, he says, and gets to hear the firing of firearms is recommended so close to window doors to try to observe the events abroad.
It is best to move to an area considered safe within the place where you are.
Preferably a place that does not have windows and only have a door that remains closed
The consulate recommends following these guidelines until the contingency has been completed and stating that it is not at risk the integrity of individuals.