UPDATED: Friday, November 13, 2015 5:50 PM EST
In a somber address, President Obama vowed to work with French officials to bring “terrorist networks to justice.”
“We stand together with the people of France. This is an attack not just on Paris. This is an attack on all of humanity and the values that we share,” Obama said.
The president did not confirm who might be responsible for the attacks, saying that he did not want to speculate.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest.
Multiple people were killed in attacks across Paris Friday night.
While French police have yet to confirm the number of dead, Reuters reports that 35 people were killed in shootouts in the central part of the city. At least 100 hostages are being held in Bataclan theater.
French President Francois Hollande and his interior minister were reportedly at a nearby soccer stadium where an explosion was heard during the attacks.
He was said to be rushing back to the interior ministry to discuss the unfolding violence.
From the NY Daily News:
Hostages have also been taken at the Bataclan concert hall, police told Agence France-Presse, where a sold-out rock concert was underway.
Approximately 60 were inside the hall, watching an Eagles of Death Metal show, FR24 reported.
Two people opened fire at the Le Carillon bar, while another shot up the Cambodge restaurant in the city’s 10th district, according to French media cited by the BBC.
The shootings happened along Rue de la Fontaine au roi, Rue de Charonne and Rue Bataclan, Le Figaro reported.
This is an active situation. We will keep you updated with the latest.
French Police: Multiple Dead In Violent Attacks Across Paris, Hostages Taken was originally published on newsone.com