Several violent events took place in Paris on Friday night, and photos of the Paris stadium attack show a panicked crowd gathering on the field and fleeing the location. The Stade de France, located to the north of the city, was hosting a soccer match between France and Germany on Friday night when three explosions, potentially of grenades, went off nearby. There were reports of a dismembered body found near the stadium, and speculation that a suicide bomber was involved. There were also shootings in the 11th arrondissement, at Le Petit Cambodge restaurant and at the Bataclan concert hall, the latter of which may have become a hostage situation.
French President Francois Hollande was attending the match when the explosions occurred, and he was quickly evacuated. Reports followed that the 80,000 remaining spectators were temporarily sealed inside the stadium as the match continued, apparently largely unaware of the recent violence nearby, perhaps due to poor cell service. Then the match was ended and the stadium emptied, though some spectators lingered inside rather than heading for the exits.
Officials are saying that the incidences appear to be part of a coordinated attack, and at this point there have been around 40 fatalities reported so far.
One of the explosions was audible on TV during the match.
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