‘This Is An Attack on All of Humanity,’ Says Obama in Response to Ongoing Attacks in Paris
Multiple media sources are reporting that dozens of people are dead and others are still being held hostage in what looks like a concerted attack in multiple areas of Paris, France. You can follow the latest in the Twitter feed at the bottom of our page. But here is a sampling of stories coming in. The New York Times reports,
Shootings and explosions erupted in the Paris area on Friday night, and French news services said at least 39 people were dead, dozens wounded and others taken hostage in what appeared to be coordinated militant attacks.
French television reported that one of at least two explosions had struck near Paris at the country’s main sports stadium, forcing the hasty evacuation of President François Hollande. The explosion occurred during a France-Germany soccer match.
The shooting broke out at a popular concert hall, The Bataclan, where a death metal band was playing, and the France 24 website said dozens of hostages had been taken there. [Read more here.]
The BBC has live coverage here. At approximately, 2:35, a BBC reporter tweeted that no shooters have yet been arrested. At 2:45 p.m. the latest from the BBC states,
Shooting at the Bataclan venue began one hour into the concert of a California rock group called Eagles of Death Metal, BFM TV said.
It added that one or two people came in and began shooting in the air.
At least 60 people are being held hostage. It is unclear whether band members are among the hostages.
NPR is following President Obama’s speech.
UPDATE 4:53 p.m. Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills tweets,