CIEE Security Alert – Moscow

Thu, 12/19/2019

According to international media reports on Thursday, 19 December, at least one person has been killed and one other has been injured following a shooting at the Federal Security Service (FSB) Headquarters, Moscow. Reports suggest that at least one gunman opened fire inside the building’s lobby. Security forces have deployed in the vicinity of the building and have moved bystanders from the area. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the assailant may have barricaded themselves within the building and is now engaging in an exchange of fire with security forces.

All CIEE participants are confirmed safe.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and remain in contact with our participants to ensure their ongoing safety.  We have reminded all participants to stay in contact with their families.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-40-STUDY.