An absolutely horrifying series of attacks have occurred in Paris, including a mass shooting, explosions and a hostage crisis. As the tense situation continues to unfold, live news coverage can be seen straight from France. Click through to watch.
Devastating terrorist attacks on Paris on November 13 has left at least 60 people dead, and 100 people held hostage, according to the Agence France-Presse, the French equivalent of the AP. Other European sources are reporting the same; hostages were taken during an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan concert venue near the Place de la Republique. It’s a horrifying situation that is still continuing to unfold. Click through to watch live news coverage.
Earlier in the day, people were brutally murdered in an intense shootout at a Paris restaurant, according to the AP. Previous to this, an explosion occurred at the Stade de France stadium, located just north of Paris, during a France-Germany football (soccer) match. French president François Hollande was in attendance, but evacuated to safety after the explosion occurred. It’s unclear if this is connected to the shooting and hostage taking yet.
A sickening scenario: There are an estimated 6-8 hostage takers, with eyewitnesses on the scene telling CNN that the criminals are currently going through the concert hall, looking for those who might be hiding from them. Some of hostages are reportedly dead, according to the AP, though it’s not clear how many. The CNN eyewitnesses have also reported that a shootout is going on between the hostage takers and police at the scene. Update: the hostage crisis is over, with around 153 people reportedly dead. Survivors of the hostage situation describe the “carnage” as a complete “bloodbath.”
Our thoughts are with all those in Paris at this time.
— Samantha Wilson