US Embassy in Haiti complains of gunfire near its compound Monday

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince Haiti issued an alert of gunfire near its diplomatic compound Monday and quickly asked it staff to take shelter.


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In a travel alert, Tue U.S. State Department complained that shots were fired near the rear entrance of to the Embassy.

"Haiti: Gunfire coming from the rear entrance to the Embassy. Shelter in place is in effect for the Embassy compound. If you are traveling to the Embassy, find a safe area to shelter in place," the message wrote on the Twitter page] for U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.

A couple of hours later, The State Department twitted an update: " The situation has been resolved and the shelter in place has been lifted" but, we all know as Haitians, this is definitely adding to our list of problems.

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