Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

May 2, 2019

Location: Finland, countrywide

Event:  Finnish press have reported a police investigation into a potential threat against the Iso Omena mall in Espoo to take place on Friday, May 3, 2019.  According to media reports the threat was made on the anonymous Tor network regarding a firearms attack.  Finnish authorities are actively investigating the threat.  U.S citizens are advised to monitor local media for updates.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

For further information:

  • U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland

+(358) (9) 616-250

  • State Department –  Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444