Allegations of Inappropriate Touching in Hanoi’s Tay Ho Area

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi – Allegations of Inappropriate Touching in Hanoi’s Tay Ho Area (February 9, 2021)

Location: Vietnam

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.

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