Security Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia

Location: Around the Bratislava Castle area; along Palisady Street and Zamoka Street towards the river, Bratislava, Slovakia

Event: Active shooter situation.  A shooting took place near Palisady and Zamoka Streets this evening.  Two persons are believed to be dead, and the gunman is reportedly still on the loose, last seen running towards the river.  All U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area around the castle and in the center towards the river.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile and pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Follow all instructions from authorities.
  • Monitor local media for updates: Slovak Spectator is a local English language newspaper; Radio RSI is a radio station with some English.


  • 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 Slovakia located at Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4-5 in Bratislava, at +02 5443 0861, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +0903 703 666.
  • To reach Consular Affairs in Washington, D.C., call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • Visit the webpage of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava
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