US officers reissue ‘Close Not Hurry’ warning to system of Mexico after 4 People kidnapped, 2 kille


Everyone I'm Jonathan Martin thanks so much for joining us two Americans who survived a violent kidnapping in Mexico are now back in the U.S two of the victims however were found dead the third was found severely injured and the fourth was not hurt Latavia Washington McGee drove to Matamoros Mexico with Shahid Woodard zendale Brown and their.

Friend Eric Williams they were traveling in a van with South Carolina license plates when they were caught in a shootout and kidnapped in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity Fox News is reporting tonight the group was there for medical treatment and that one of the victims had just had some plastic surgery.

Attacks on U.S citizens are unacceptable no matter where or under what circumstance circumstances they happen we will continue to work closely with the Mexican Government to ensure Justice is done in this case Mexican authorities say they have one person in custody and are now searching for others now the U.S state Department is now.

Renewing its warnings to avoid traveling to certain parts of Mexico now just days before spring break and this is coming after the tragic events we just talked about in Matamoros Fox 26's Natalie he joining us live with more on this so Natalie what are you learning about it well Jonathan for many college kids spring break is next week and while some.

Students may have planned to head across the border U.S officials now reissuing their warnings for people to cancel or seriously reconsider traveling to Mexico concerns traveling to Mexico right now no no I would love to go to Mexico yeah I will go I mean yeah just let my mom know but yeah definitely go the travel advisory for tamalipa State remains at.

Level four a level four warning the highest travel advisory issued by the U.S state Department is now in effect in six Mexican States including tamilipas located just south of Brownsville Texas the warnings were first issued last year and reissued last Friday the same day four Americans were kidnapped in Matamoros two of them now.

Dead authorities say the group had traveled from South Carolina for a cosmetic procedure the level four travel advisory which basically is equivalent to the Ukraine just don't go there the issue here is that if I'm traveling to Myanmar or Nepal or the Middle East I'm probably going to check my travel advisory Spring Breakers in Brownsville.

Aren't going to think twice about going to a bar in in Matamoras because that's just what we do and their neighbors University of Saint Thomas Professor Richard sindelar formerly worked at the state department for nearly 23 years and spent a significant amount of time as Deputy Consul General in Monterey Mexico he's urging Americans particularly.

College Spring Breakers to take the level 4 advisory seriously especially those considering going to Matamoros that particular city is particularly dangerous because there two cartels that are in what amount to a Cartel War now and they are apparently two of the most vicious cartels in Mexico so their their first instinct is to kill you rather.

Than deal with you rather than kidnap you and Ransom you will just kill you for those ignoring the advisory or going to cities with a level 2 increased caution warning cindelar suggests remaining Vigilant and aware of your surroundings misdirect your path if you're going from your hotel to the beach for instance in Cancun and is.

Three blocks away don't go straight to the beach go left and then right and then left and if that same guy in the red shirt is still following you you may be a Target get inside in something safe like any hotel or or building store nearby now the state department says people who do choose to travel to Mexico should be.

Extra careful if they're going to bars or nightclubs they're also urging people to not wear any jewelry to attract any unwanted attention for more details on these warnings you can head to our web story Natalie heave reporting Fox 26 news

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