WATCH: Americans and Afghans struggle to get out of Kabul Airport

The United States is trying to evacuate American citizens and thousands of Afghans but it not going smoothly.

The NY Times reported “All of the entrance gates to the airport were closed on Saturday morning because of the dangerous situation,” citing “security threats.”

“Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so,” the U.S. Embassy wrote.