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3/3/2010 Vigilance During Daily Activities

3/3/2010 Vigilance During Daily Activities

U.S. Embassy Tripoli Warden Message-Vigilance During Daily Activities

March 3, 2010

This warden message alerts U.S. citizens to exercise caution in their activities.

Following an attempted mid-day assault on an American female pedestrian near the Corniche Road in Tripoli, American citizens are reminded to be vigilant in their daily activities. Sexual harassment and assault remain a threat, with offenders most likely targeting women traveling alone regardless of the time of day.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in the Ben Ashour neighborhood on Jeraba Street behind the former Libyan-Swiss Clinic. Our phone numbers are 091-379-4560 during business hours or 091-366-2696 (after-hours number for emergencies involving American citizens only).

Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy's website and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs' website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found.  The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review "A Safe Trip Abroad," which includes valuable security information for those both residing and traveling abroad.  U.S. citizens may also call the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in the United States for the latest travel information.  The Office of Overseas Citizens Services can be reached from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday, by calling 1-888-407-4747 from within the United States and Canada, or by calling (202) 501-4444 from other countries.