The US consulate in Tijuana warned the public and government workers to avoid the area and seek shelter as violence and unrest erupted.
The US Consulate tweeted vehicles are set on fire, roadblocks are erected and violent police activity takes place in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada and Tecate.
At this point, all US government employees were ordered to take shelter on the ground.
The violence began Thursday at a Ciudad Juárez jail when the Sinaloa Cartel, formerly led by the notorious Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and Los Mexicles began a feud in what the Times of San said sparked a riot in which two people died and 16 were injured Diego.
The violence then spread from the prison to the streets of Juarez city, where gang members killed another nine people, most of them civilians.
Deputy Security Minister Ricardo Mejia said in a news conference that six suspected members of Mexicles were arrested by police with the support of the army and National Guard in the early hours of Friday.
This has reportedly fueled the violence and terror that has now swept through Baja, leading to the shelter being in place.
“I condemn the violent events that took place in our state this afternoon,” said the governor of Baja Marina del Pilar wrote in a tweet As violence erupted in her state, “it’s important to keep calm, we’ll keep you posted.”
Tijuana Mayor Montserrat Caballero urged violent criminals to leave innocent pedestrians alone.
Vice Chairman of San Deigo County Nora Vargas tweeted, “I encourage our bi-national residents to be cautious and follow recommendations from government officials and avoid unnecessary travel to allow authorities to do their jobs and ensure safety.” My thoughts are with those affected by the incidents.”
At this time, the US consulate is still under lockdown and the streets of Tijuana are empty as people fear for their safety.
https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/us-consulate-tijuana-advised-shelter-in-place-as-chaos-violence-erupt/ The US consulate in Tijuana advised protection on the ground as chaos and violence erupted