Statement for Media

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica is collaborating closely with Montenegrin law enforcement authorities regarding the attack on our Embassy compound shortly after midnight on Thursday, February 22.  The U.S. Embassy Podgorica has no indication this morning’s attack is part of an ongoing threat, although the investigation continues into the motives of the alleged assailant.  The U.S. Embassy Podgorica remains open for emergency services for U.S. citizens and will resume full operations tomorrow.  Visa appointments cancelled today will be rescheduled in the near future.

The United States is grateful for the close cooperation with our ally and longstanding partner, the Government of Montenegro.  We thank local law enforcement officials for their quick response on the scene and professionalism in this ongoing investigation.  The U.S. Embassy Podgorica has no changes to our standing travel advisory instructing U.S. citizens to exercise normal precautions when visiting Montenegro.  For more information, please see