With the slaying of a U.S. diplomat in Libya yesterday, word out of the Perspective Research Department this evening is that the United States Embassy in Ottawa is following State Department guidelines and beefing up security at their compound on Sussex Dr.
The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January 24, 2012, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.
According to one source, an emergency call was place to a company in Orleans this afternoon, and a short time later a truck arrived and changed the front door locks at the Embassy.
Further information is not available at this time.