United States (Security threat level – 2): At approximately 1140 local time (1840 UTC) on 6 October 2022, an assailant armed with a knife went on a stabbing rampage along the popular Las Vegas Strip in Clark County, Nevada. Two people were killed and six others were wounded, including an unknown number of tourists. Three of the victims were hospitalized in critical condition, while the other three were in stable condition. Police officers arrested the suspect at the scene, and he remains in the Clark County Detention Center. Local authorities believe the attack was unprovoked; an investigation is underway to determine a possible motive for the attack.
Argentina (Security threat level – 3): On 6 October 2022, police officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at soccer fans attempting to enter the packed Juan Carmelo Zerillo Stadium in the city of La Plata, located approximately 60 km (40 mi) southeast of the capital Buenos Aires. Thousands of supporters attending a game between Boca Juniors and La Plata’s local team Gimnasia y Esgrima fled onto the field after tear gas reached the stands of the stadium, forcing officials to suspend the game. Clashes also broke out between police officers and fans who were loitering on the field of play. One person suffered heart problems and died amid the violence.
Aruba / Colombia / Jamaica / Venezuela (Security threat levels – 1 / 4 / 3 / 5): As of 0800 local time (1200 UTC) on 7 October 2022, Tropical Depression Thirteen was located approximately 45 km (30 mi) west-southwest of the northern tip of Colombia’s Guajira Peninsula and about 1,035 km east of Providencia Islands and was moving west at a speed of 24 kph (15 mph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. At that time, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 55 kph, with higher gusts. The tropical depression is projected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Julia later on 7 October, then become a hurricane as it tracks toward the islands of San Andres and Providencia. The storm is then forecast to continue onward to affect Nicaragua during 8-9 October. Officials canceled classes on Guajira Peninsula, as heavy rainfall from the storm’s passage has caused flooding in several areas.
The storm is forecast to produce 75-150 mm (3-6 in) of rain, with local maximums of up to 250 mm, on the Guajira Peninsula; 150-300 mm on the islands of Providencia and San Andres; an additional 25-75 mm in northern Venezuela, as well as in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao; and 130-260 mm across portions of Central America, with local maximums of up to 380 mm. A storm surge may raise water levels 30-90 cm along the coastlines of the islands of Providencia, San Andrew and Santa Catalina. Swells generating dangerous surf and riptide conditions are affecting the ABC islands, as well as the coastal areas of northern Venezuela and the Guajira Peninsula. Hazardous coastal conditions will likely extend to affect Jamaica and the islands of San Andres and Providencia, as well as the western coastline of Central America. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the islands of San Andres, Santa Catalina and Providencia. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the northern Colombian city of Riohacha to the Colombia-Venezuela border.
Uganda / United States (Security threat levels – 4 / 2): On 6 October 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Kampala issued a Health Alert, which reads in part as follows: “As of October 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET, all U.S.-bound passengers who have been in Uganda in the 21 days prior to their arrival will be routed to one of the following designated airports: New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), or Washington (IAD) for enhanced screening. Out of an abundance of caution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will apply new layers of screening at these five U.S. airports in response to the Ebola outbreak in Uganda.