Americans in Beijing warned of terror threat; parts of city locked down

December 24, 2015 9:53 AM

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The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terror threat against Westerners in one of the city’s most popular expat districts.

Beijing authorities put swaths of the city under lockdown, stationing armed guards on street corners and in pedestrian plazas.

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