Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi – Allegations of Inappropriate Touching in Hanoi’s Tay Ho Area (February 9, 2021)
Event: The U.S. Embassy Hanoi received reports of women being inappropriately touched by a team of two young men on a motorcycle, with the incidents happening as the men drove past at low speed. Both young men are described as being masked and hooded, with the license plate covered to prevent identification. All reported incidents occurred on the street between Turtle Lake Brewing and Anita’s Cantina in the Tay Ho area of Hanoi.
We urge U.S. citizens to practice vigilance and consider traveling in groups when walking or jogging in that area. U.S. citizens who are or have been targets of similar incidents are encouraged to report the incident to local police and to the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. Emergency contact information is available here. Consular and duty officers are available 24/7 for emergency assistance.
Resources and Contacts:
- The local equivalent to 911 in Vietnam is 113 for police.
- U.S. State Department Country Specific Information – Vietnam
- U.S. Embassy Hanoi 24/7: (024) 3850-5000 within Vietnam or +8424-3850-5000 internationally.
- U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City 24/7: (028) 3520-4200 or (028) 3520-4600 within Vietnam; or +8428-3520-4200 or +8428-3520-4600 internationally.
- For a listing of emergency and non-emergency services provided to U.S. citizens overseas, please see our American Citizen Services page.
- For information about general, non-emergency services provided by U.S. Citizen Services, including urgent appointment requests, please contact us via our ACS inquiry form. Depending on the nature of the request, we will generally respond within one business day.