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Chaos in Baja California | U.S. Gov. employees told to shelter in place

Officials affirm a complete of 17 suspects have been detained from completely different cities in Mexico. Seven of these suspects have been detained in Tijuana.

TIJUANA, Baja California — The United States Consulate General in Tijuana is instructing employees to shelter in place after violence broke out throughout the area on Friday.

In a wave of chaos throughout Baja California, at the least 19 autos have been set on fireplace in Mexicali, Ensenada, Tecate, Rosarito, and Tijuana, in accordance to Mexican authorities officers.

Officials affirm a complete of 17 suspects have been detained from completely different cities in Mexico. Seven of these suspects have been detained in Tijuana.

Mexican authorities officers attribute the violence to organized crime, saying this has been the third time this week that Mexican cities have witnessed arson and shootings by drug cartels.

However, that is the primary time Tijuana was included in the latest wave of violence.

The Mayor of Tijuana, Montserrat Caballero posted a video on Twitter condemning the violence. She added that she would deploy as many as 2,000 law enforcement officials and three,000 National Guard troops to Tijuana if needed.  

Caballero dominated out a curfew in the town and mentioned locals can proceed with their day by day actions. 

If you’re heading to Baja Beach Fest, please make sure to observe updates made by the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana. 

The U.S. consulate is warning authorities employees close to Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada, and Tecate to shelter in place till additional discover due to automobile fires, roadblocks and heavy police exercise.

U.S. residents are being told to keep away from the world, search safe shelter, and monitor native media for updates.

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