Lithuanian police report that in recent days institutions across the country, primarily schools, have received bomb threats. Lithuanian security agencies are investigating and providing guidance to institutions on how to respond when a threat is received. Lithuanian police advise residents that if they receive a threat, they should call the police for advice or dial 112 and follow officer instructions.
The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to not become complacent to threats that don’t materialize. If you see something amiss in your community, report it to local authorities and follow their instructions.
LT72.lt is a Lithuanian government-maintained website designed to help residents prepare for a potential emergency. Read their practical advice in English, Lithuanian, and Russian languages on how you can prepare for, and respond to different types of emergencies that could occur in Lithuania.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Lithuania Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania, located at Akmenu 6, Vilnius, Lithuania LT-03106, at +(370) (5) 266-5600, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(370) (5) 266 5500.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).