Was President Francois Hollande At The Paris Stadium? An Explosion Reportedly Occurred Near Stade De France
On Friday, multiple tragic incidents occurred in Paris, France. According to various sources, gunmen opened fire in several locations in Paris, and in addition, there were reportedly explosions outside of Stade de France stadium. A soccer match between the France national team and Germany was being held at the stadium at the time, so some may be wondering whether French president François Hollande was at the Paris stadium. According to the BBC, Hollande was in attendance for the game and was evacuated.
More information on the events continues to come in. Reportedly, the death toll is at least 60 people. The Telegraph reports that police say the attacks involved gunmen, as well as people armed with grenades. There are also reportedly hostages being held. The Telegraph reports,
Grenades were reportedly thrown at a stadium in the north of the French capital where a football match between France and Germany was being held, witnesses said.
The first shooting to be reported took place at a Cambodian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement of the city, an area with many crowded bars and restaurants, particularly busy on Friday evening.
A second shooting was reported minutes later near a nightclub in the area, Le Bataclan, where gunmen were said to be holding hostages.
As for the explosions near the stadium, a Vine posted on Twitter shows that the explosions could be heard by players and those in attendance:
There are also photos of the stadium evacuation surfacing online: