Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic, December 21, 2023

Location: In the vicinity of the Rudolfinum Theater and Jan Palach Park

Event: As of 4:30 pm on December 21, 2023 the Czech police have confirmed the shooter is dead, and the situation is contained. Police report several dead and injured.  Please continue to avoid the area for the remainder of the evening.

Actions to Take

  • Avoid the area of the event.
  • Plan for traffic delays and disruption to public transportation.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.