Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident in Stockholm City Center

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm advises that a truck crashed into a department store in downtown Stockholm atDrottninggatan and Mäster Samuelsgatan near Sergels Torg.  U.S. citizens should avoid this area, heed guidance from local authorities, and maintain security awareness.

Media reports that both Parliament and all public transport systems in central Stockholm have been closed down by authorities.  Please monitor Stockholm’s public transit authority website for updates.

We have heard that all trains and buses in/out of Stockholm are stopped.  Boat ferry services are reportedly still open.  Be aware that it will be difficult to move around the city.  We recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel at this time.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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