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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh (June 29, 2023)
June 29, 2023

Location: Saudi Arabia

EventThe U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia reports that a lone shooter attack occurred at the perimeter of the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the evening of June 28.   There were two fatalities, including a member of the Consulate’s local guard force as well as the assailant.  No U.S. citizens were killed or injured.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate remain in contact with Saudi authorities as they investigate the incident.  There are currently no changes to the Department of State’s Travel Advisory, which is available here.  The U.S. Mission strongly encourages all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant and to follow the recommended “actions to take” below.

Actions to Take:

  • Stay informed: Register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive e-mails about travel and security information, and other messages important to U.S. citizens in Saudi Arabia.
  • Follow us on Twitter at @KSA_ACS.
  • Review the Department of State’s Saudi Arabia Travel Advisory.
  • If you see something, say something. Notify local authorities immediately if you encounter unusual or suspicious activity. The local police can be reached at 999 or 911. Ambulances can be reached at 997. More emergency contact numbers can be found on our website.

For Assistance Contact: 

U.S. Embassy Riyadh
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (11) 835-4000

U.S. Consulate General Jeddah
Al Safa Street, Al Muhammadiyah District, near the new American School building
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000

U.S. Consulate General Dhahran
Off King Saud bin Abdulaziz Road, at the corner of Salaheddin al Ayoubi Street and Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Street
Telephone: (966) (13) 839-5700

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444