SECURITY MESSAGE: Knife Attack at Guangzhou Rail Station

3/26/2015

According to press reports, at approximately 1600 hours on March 24th, a local, emotionally disturbed man attacked people with a knife at the shoe wholesale market “Bu Yun Tian Di,” roughly a kilometer from the Guangzhou Railway Station.  Four people were injured in this attack and the perpetrator, after being cornered by security, jumped to his death from the rooftop of a building.

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou notes that this is the third knife attack that has occurred at or in the vicinity of the Guangzhou Railway Station since May 2014.  While crime and/or the acts of emotionally disturbed individuals may occur at any time or place, the confluence of incidents in this one area raises concern for the safety of persons, including U.S. citizens, transiting through this location.

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou takes this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens to practice increased personal security awareness, particularly when transiting through areas with increased risk such as tourist locations or major transportation hubs.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise caution when transiting the Guangzhou Railway Station and its immediate vicinity.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information, Public Announcements, and Travel Warnings can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States or Canada, or for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (EST), Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou is located at 43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China 510623 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (86)(20) 3814-5775.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou is (86)(010) 8531-4000

U.S. citizens residing or traveling in China are reminded to register with the U.S. Embassy or closest U.S. Consulate by entering your travel itinerary and contact information at https://step.state.gov/step/.  In case of difficulties registering online, please contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou
43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District
Guangzhou 510623
China
Telephone: (86)(20) 3814-5775
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(20) 3814-5572

This consular district includes the provinces/autonomous region of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, and Fujian.

GuangzhouACS@state.gov

 

U.S. Embassy Beijing

No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
China
Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(10) 8531-3300

The Embassy consular district includes the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin and the provinces/autonomous regions of Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, and Xinjiang.

BeijingACS@state.gov

 

U.S. Consulate General Chengdu
Number 4 Lingshiguan Road
Section 4, Renmin Nanlu
Chengdu 61004,China
Telephone: (86)(28) 8558-3992
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(28) 8554 6229

This consular district includes the provinces/autonomous region of Guizhou, Sichuan, Xizang (Tibet) and Yunnan, as well as the municipality of Chongqing.

AmCitChengdu@state.gov

 

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai
Westgate Mall, 8th Floor, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu,
Shanghai 200031
China
Telephone: +(86)(21) 3217-4650
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: (86)(21) 3217-4650
Fax: +(86)(21) 6217-2071

This consular district includes Shanghai municipality and the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

ShanghaiACS@state.gov
U.S. Consulate General Shenyang
No. 52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District,
Shenyang 110003
China
Telephone: +(86)(24) 2322-1198
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000 or 86-137-0988-9307 (calling from the United States), or 137-0988-9307 (calling within China).
Fax: +(86)(24) 2323-1465

This consular district includes: the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning.

shenyangacs@state.gov

 

The U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan
New World International Trade Tower I,
No. 568, Jianshe Avenue
Hankou, Wuhan 430022
China
Telephone: +(86)(027) 8555-7791
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: 027-8555-776

Please note that Wuhan does not provide regularly scheduled consular services. Contact the Embassy in Beijing for consular assistance.

USConsulateWuhan@state.gov