Security Alert – Bomb Threat in Rio Downtown

Location: OAB-RJ building (Order of Lawyers)

Event: Local media is reporting an on-going law enforcement response to a bomb threat at the OAB-RJ building (Order of Lawyers) in Rio’s downtown area. Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams are on site and the scene is active.

We recommend that U.S. citizens avoid the area until local law enforcement clears the scene.

The OAB-RJ building is approx. 750 meters East/Northeast from the U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, near the intersection of Avenida Presidente Wilson and Avenida Marechal Camara. There is no direct threat to the U.S. Consulate General facility. 

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.


If you require assistance, please contact the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro using the contact information below.

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro 
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ – 20030-020 
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: +55 21 3823-200 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday)
Phone: + 55 21 3823-2029 (after-hours)

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Brazil Country Specific Information

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency

Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings, and maintain a low profile.
  • Monitor local news stations for updates.
  • Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.