Unverified Threat Against Jockey Plaza for February 23, 2017

Local news outlets publicized an unknown individual’s social media threat to conduct a mass shooting at Jockey Plaza (Surco district of Lima) tomorrow, February 23, 2017.  This threat may have been inspired by the mass shooting that occurred in the Independencia district of Lima over the weekend, where at least five people were killed and another ten were wounded.

While the credibility of this threat is as yet unknown, and has not been substantiated by local investigators, U.S. citizens should maintain awareness of their surroundings and consider this information when making travel plans.