(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: The U.S. Consulate situated in the northern border town of Matamoros, Mexico, has reported that its “employees are currently under a shelter in place order” due to the ongoing gun violence in the region.
Matamoros, neighboring the southern U.S. city of Brownsville, Texas, has experienced a surge in violence in the past few years, with connections to drug-related activities.
The U.S. Consulate General advised on X, the social media platform once called Twitter, “We recommend you shelter in place and stay tuned to local news for updates in your area.”
No immediate response was received from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City upon seeking a comment.
Earlier in the year, a tragic incident occurred where two Americans were killed.
A drug cartel in Matamoros abducted four individuals in what appeared to be a case of mistaken identity. That crisis intensified the focus on the escalating violence within Mexico and led to strong critiques from several U.S. legislators who questioned the effectiveness of Mexico’s crime-combatting strategies.
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U.S. Consulate General Matamoros employees are currently under a shelter in place order until 1:30PM in Matamoros due to gun violence occurring in the city. We recommend you shelter in place and stay tuned to local news for updates in your area. pic.twitter.com/fi5Uzlvs9I
— US ConGen Matamoros (@USCGMatamoros) September 4, 2023