Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Norway (January 20, 2021)

Location: Ullern Neighborhood, Oslo, Norway

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway has been notified of attempts by a man to lure local-area children into a vehicle in the Ullern neighborhood of Oslo last week around January 11-15, 2021.  The man is described as having short, dark hair and a mustache.  He reportedly offered children candy if they would get into his dark-colored SUV.  The Embassy is in contact with Oslo Police, who are investigating this matter.

Remember to maintain vigilance and situational awareness.  If you are a victim of a crime, or if you feel threatened, please call the police emergency number (112) for immediate assistance.

Actions to take: 

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Follow instructions from police and government authorities.