Posted: 2:40 pm EDT
The AP reports that armed men stormed into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital Friday morning and seized 170 hostages. The U.S. Embassy in Mali asked citizens to shelter in place amid reports of an “ongoing active shooter operation” at the hotel in Bamako. Reports indicate that the hostages have been released but over two dozens people have reportedly been killed.
Just now, Embassy Bamako released the following update:
Malian authorities report the security incident at the Radisson Hotel has concluded. The U.S. Embassy is lifting its recommendation for U.S. citizens to shelter in place. However, the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to minimize movement around Bamako and be vigilant of their surroundings. Continue monitoring local media for updates and adhere to the instructions of local authorities.
Here’s what happened earlier:
Here’s some tricky part: