A series of suspected terrorist attacks took place earlier today in Paris, France, in four separate locations.
Report by Paula Antolini
November 13, 2015 7:00PM EDT
Breaking World News: Series of Attacks in Paris France, Hostages Held, Dozens Dead, Borders Closed, State of Emergency Issued by French President
UPDATE: Nov. 14, 2015, 6:03am:
8 attackers now dead; 127 killed in terrorist attacks; French President Hollande points finger at Islamic state group ISIS for attacks, refered to it as “an act of war;” reports NBC.
UPDATE: Nov. 14, 2015, 5:44am:
As many as 123 dead in terrorist attack in France; French officials expect death toll to rise; Terror witness: Arttackers shouted “Allah Akbar;” Jollande blames ISIS for attacks, calls attack act of war; Obama: The US stands with France; World leaders react to Paris attacks; NATO on Paris attacks, “Terrorism will never defeat democracy;” CNN reports.
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 10:05pm:
Message posted within the hour on social media by Parsons School of Design, that has a Parsons Paris school (click image to view larger):
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 9:42pm:
At least 153 dead in Paris attacks; Police: 4 attackers killed, 3 were wearing explosive belts; Gunmen still at large, not clear how man; Paris Prosecutor: 5 suspected attackers “neutralized;” 112 concertgoers killed in theater where the American band Eagles of Death Metal was playing; Shooters said nothing as they shot and reloaded; 150+ killed at concert, soccer stadium and two restaurants; Music venue turned into “bloodbath;” Police sytormed concert venue freeing 100+ concert attendees; Shooters were dressed in black and not wearing masks; “Terrorists capable to carry out such atrocities must know that France is determined and united,” said France’s President Hollande; CNN reports.
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 8:12pm:
Over 149 dead (CNN reports). Shootings took place in 7 locations (Security Source).
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 7:54pm:
French President calling for calm and unity, declares state of emergency, orders borders closed.
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 6:58pm:
Reuters is reporting two attackers are dead.
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 6:50pm:
The hostage situation continues, possibly 60 dead Paris sources are saying, some reports say 60 hostages are being held. A series of shootings occured in a restaurant, explosions in a stadium, hostages being held at a concert hall, and shootings in a shopping center. Information still coming in, situation is unfolding, no information as to who is responsible, but authorities are suspecting terrorist groups.
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 6:11pm:
BBC News reports “the hostages are being held in the Bataclan Arts Centre, where up to 60 people are reportedly being held hostage … Three explosions were reported outside a bar near the Stade de France … President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency … Paris authorities have asked people to stay indoors … At least one man opened fire at a restaurant in the 11th district of the city causing several several casualties … A BBC journalist at the Petit Cambodge restaurant said he could see 10 people lying on the road, either dead or seriously injured … Police have now arrived and sealed off the area.”
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 6:04pm
French president declares a state of emergency. Borders of France are closed, French military is activated.
UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2015, 5:55pm
FOUR crime locations: Possibly 35 dead, some reports say 60 dead, in a series of shootings in a restaurant, explosions in a stadium, hostages being held at a concert hall, and shootings in a shopping center. Information still coming in, situation is unfolding, no information as to who is responsible, but authorities are suspecting terrorist groups. Only speculation right now about terrorist group retaliation for killing ISIS leader Jihadi John.
Original post Nov. 13, 2015, 5:27pm:
Breaking World News / Paris, France:
A series of suspected terrorist attacks took place earlier today in Paris, France, in four separate locations. See updates below.
Paris Police: Dozens dead in shootout, 100 hostages being held.
PBS News reports: “Officials in France are reporting at least two shootouts in restaurants in Paris and at least two explosions near the Stade de France stadium. A police official has said that around 100 hostages are being held at Bataclan concert hall, near the former headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine, and 35 are dead in the attacks according to the AP.
“One of the police officials said 11 people were killed in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement and about 15 killed in the Bataclan theater, where a hostage-taking is under way, AP reports.