U.S. Embassy Bern informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a gunman shot and wounded three people near the Islamic Center at Eigasse 6, Kreis 4 in Zurich. Police are searching for the gunman. We encourage U.S. citizens in Switzerland to avoid the area around Eisgasse. We urge U.S. citizens in Zurich to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are safe.
Embassy Bern is working with local authorities to determine if any U. S. citizens were injured in the event. Avoid the area, monitor local press for updates, and exercise caution if you are in the vicinity.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Travel Alert, Worldwide Caution, and Switzerland Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Bern, which is located at Sulgeneckstrasse 19 in Bern and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except U.S. federal and Switzerland holidays). If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S, Embassy is: 031 357 7011. To contact the American Citizen Services section, please e-mail us at BernACS@state.gov.
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