100 people have reportedly been taken hostage in the Bataclan concert hall during a night of deadly Paris attacks that reportedly left 60 dead. 6-8 hostage-takers are allegedly involved in a shoot-out between police, with a target on the roof, according to eyewitnesses that spoke with CNN.
Tragedy continues to unfold in Paris, following a deadly shooting and explosions that reportedly left more than two-dozen people dead. In addition to these vile attacks, concertgoers have been reportedly killed at a Paris music venue and allegedly 100 hostages have being taken captive.
Update: The crisis is over, with 112 people dead inside the venue. Survivors of the crisis said it was a “bloodbath.” Police later killed the four gunmen responsible.
European sources are reporting that people have been taken captive at the Bataclan concert venue near the Place de la Republique, reports the Telegraph. This was also reported by the Agence France-Presse, the European version of the AP. There are reportedly 6-8 hostage takers involved in a standoff with police, eyewitnesses tell CNN. Update: Sadly, the crisis ended with around 153 innocent people dead. Survivors of the attack said the terrorists were killing people “one by one.”
An eyewitness who escaped from the theater said he saw at least 20 people shot down dead insider the concert hall within ten minutes. During the intense standoff, automatic gunfire was heard outside the theater, according to the AP. When the police began their raid on the theater, explosions were reportedly heard inside the Paris concert hall.
At this point time, there are reports of upward to 100 people taken captive by these terrorists, according to the Associated Press. There are also reports that these hostages were attending an Eagles Of Death Metal concert. This is a terrible situation and many celebrities have tweeted their support for those involved in his horrible ordeal.
At least 60 people have been reportedly killed in a night of deadly attacks, including an intense shootout at a Paris restaurant. In addition, there was an explosion reportedly heard near the Stade de France stadium north of Paris during a France-Germany soccer match. French president Francois Hollande gave an heartfelt statement where he announced the closing of the French borders and the activation of the military. President Barack Obama said this was “an act of terror.”
Emilioi Macchio, an Italian, was near the restaurant when the shooting started. When the bullets started flying, he fled behind a corner. “It sounded like fireworks,” he tells the New York Times. We will continue to update this story with new information.
Our thoughts are with those reportedly taken hostage during this time.
— Jason Brow