Terrorism threat level in Latvia has not been raised after Manchester blast

  • 2017-05-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Latvian Security Police has no information about direct terrorism threat in Latvia and necessity to raise terrorism threat level after the Manchester blast.

The Security Police informed that it is following the development of events in relation to the suspected terrorist attack in Manchester.

Considering the terrorism threat level in different countries, the Security Police calls on Latvia residents to get acquainted with the latest information when going abroad.

As reported, at least 19 people were killed and 50 more injured in a suspected terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena during a concert of American singer Ariana Grande on Monday night.

So far the Latvian Foreign Ministry has no information about any Latvians injured in the deadly blast in Manchester, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said in a post on social networks. "At present, we have no information about any Latvian nationals injured in the blast in Manchester," he said.

The minister expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to all injured people.

The Foreign Ministry calls on everybody who has information about any people who might have been injured in the blast or might need help, contact the ministry’s consular department by calling +371 26 33 77 11 in Latvia or +44 77 70 613 540 in the UK.