Breaking: Terrorists Have Taken 100 Hostages at Eagles of Death Metal Show In Paris
Update 4:00pm EST, Saturday, November 14th: Graphic video from the concert hall and more details about the attack have emerged. Read the full story here.
Update 7:38 PM EST: NBC reports that a hundred dead have been found inside of the venue.
Update 7:13 PM EST: CBS reports that the assault on Le Bataclan is over, with two attackers killed by security forces.
Update 6:39 PM EST: More shots have been heard from within Le Bataclan. Cabs are apparently taking Parisians home for free, and authorities are asking people to remain indoors.
Update 6:20 PM EST: The death tolls has risen to 60 confirmed dead according to CNN. Social media postings from hostages inside Bataclan have reported hostages being executed one by one and begging for a police raid. More as it comes.
Update: President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency in Paris, and has closed all of France’s borders. Brooklyn Vegan has posted the following message from French band Red Lemons:
Pour rassurer les personnes qui nous savaient au concert des Eagles of death metal au bataclan, il y a eu un attentat, nous allons bien.
For our american and english friends, a terrorist attack happened at the Eagles of death metal concert. We are safe. Mikel Ross, Eric McFadden we were with your mates Jesse, Tuesday, the other musicians outside, they’re safe too, they took a cab.
Consequence of Sound is reporting that terrorists are holding 100 people hostage at Le Bataclan, a venue where Eagles of Death Metal were performing a sold-out show tonight. Video shows that the concert took place, so whether the band is among the hostages has yet to be announced, though reports indicate that shooting broke out during the concert. At least fifteen people have been killed at the venue.
Paris has apparently been hit hard by a series of terrorist attacks this evening, with police estimating up to 40 dead from multiple shootings that began near the venue. Le Bataclan is one of the venues targeted for these many attacks; explosions were also heard at the Stade de France north of Paris.
We’ll be following this story and let you know if there are any further developments.
— RT (@RT_com) November 13, 2015