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number of operatives. this was not again, this was not pick-up game that was going on in paris this evening and that's still playing out. this took considerable manpower and considerable planning. >> people who have escaped the concert hall and many did, have now given the following description of what happened inside. as the concert was under way, a loud concert, eagles of death metal, a u.s. group from palm desert, california performing. a packed house inside. among those doing the shooting was a man with a pump-action shotgun. who would just shoot one after another after another. and as people filed out, bodies dropped and the rest, eventually the hostage, they were able to take what we now believe to be 100 hostages. and because it is such a small world our own heralda rivera's daughter was inside that concert hall and he has just joined me on set. i know that she is safe and i
cannot even imagine. >> she was at the soccer game with her best friend. are studying their junior year abroad in paris, i was going on thanksgiving week to see them. they were at the soccer game. my daughter simone told me, she heard the three explosions near halftime. they knew president hollande was there. and then as they started to leave, and as you can imagine, the people in the stadium were, were becoming upset and all of them wanted to leave. the s.w.a.t. team and the emergency services people started coming in with their, with their long rifles and medical aid. i don't know what the explosions, she didn't see anyone who had been killed or injured. but she saw the emergency medical teams arriving. they left the stadium, people ran one way, my daughter simone and her friend, they were four of them in the party, started going in the other. they saw the crowd, another crowd pouring from another exit. it was, it was chaos. they immediately, the french
authorities as you know, shep, now they've had this sorry experience with "charlie hebdo" last january and the training, et cetera. they sealed it, there's a perimeter, the girls managed to get outside the perimeter. i told them not to take the subway. when i just spoke to her, two, three minutes ago, she said she was looking for a taxi of the. they're about four miles from home. we're monitoring it. her phone is not working, it's a mess. but the, this is a terrifying military scale attack it seems to me. and i just thank god shy wasn't at the rock concert, but was at the soccer stadium where the president's presence, there was considerable security. i don't know what the three bombs have done in terms of the damage they have wreaked. but i do know that this, this is a, obviously to me a coordinated terror atrack. i don't want to get beyond the facts, i heard from my own
daughter, this is violent, that means there are, there are obviously many, many people killed and injured already. you can imagine what it was like for us, as parents, waiting for her to communicate with us. thank god her friends called her mom, her mom called you know, the girl's mom. who called me. you know her sister isabella works here, we're very concerned. we won't rest until she is in her apartment. we don't want her to travel, we don't want her to do anything, lock her down until they sort this out. this is a major, major attack on a u.s. ally. and god knows what's next. i mean it's -- it's terrible. here's this is my -- this is my gorgeous daughter. it's -- it's very upsetting, i hate, i'm used to being in the action myself.
i can't, i can't -- it's a lot easier to report these things than to experience myself than if it is your child. she just turned 21 years old, she's a straight-a student, a wonderful, wonderful person and very gentle soul. and we're obviously very concerned. >> i'm thinking how many millions literally of parents and brothers and sisters are dealing with this. think of this, that stadium seats close to 80,000 people. and it was mostly full, we're told. the concert hall, sits somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000. there are now at least 100 hostages being held. geraldo mentioned the explosions. one we're being led to believe by the authorities it was a suicide bomber that went off inside a restaurant or bar, nightclub. and two others, said to be potentially grenades, aid cording to authorities, frankly they don't seem to know specifically exactly what has happened from location to location. and as they were all being drawn away toward this, another attack
happened at almost the same time, the latest numbers we have, 35 killed, scores injured. and as many as 100 being held hostage inside this building. you wonder, geraldo, to another level, i don't know when nato involvement becomes part of this and i don't even know who you declare war on. at this moment no one has claimed responsibility and authorities have not yet said this is terror. but it's certainly coordinate and it's certainly terrifying. >> it is that. we don't want to get ahead of the news of course, shep, you cannot deny the fact that these were coordinated, massive attacks. designed to inflict maximum casualties. the french, who have a lot of experience dating from the algeria days, dealing with muslim extremism will respond with vigorous force. >> then the vicious cycle will start. the force and surveillance they put on the muslim neighborhoods will create more resentment. it will be the cycle that goes on. this is the reality that we have
bequeathed to our children. >> this is the rule now, what is to prevent this from happening in america? >> it's just so pathetic to me. this is the war of our time this is the 21st century. and this, i fear will be, will be what our reality. simone, we have her voice, you'll have that soon enough. you'll hear her description. >> brand new just in to fox news channel from french television, french television now quoting authorities as saying that inside the concert hall, the gunman previously described as someone with a pump-action shotgun, screamed presumably in
french "this is for syria." as the attack was going down. and if true, this is not surprising. europe one radio is reporting. this is new to us on fox news channel, there has just been according to europe one radio, another attack. this is said to have happened at a shopping mall, europe one radio is reporting that first there was an attack in a restaurant or bar, then a second attack almost simultaneously. then the shooting and taking of hostages at the concert hall. and now, according to europe one radio, there has been a shooting at a mall. and i don't yet know the location. for a little bit of context. we, we can't be sure that this last one has happened. i say it for the following reason. during the attacks of 9/11, when traveling quickly to work down fifth avenue and passing st. peter's cathedral on the left and go to work, st. patrick's
cathedral, word came on the radio inaccurately there had been an attack on a particular building in washington. it turned out not to be true, because rumors fly. at this point we can confirm three different locations, three different attacks and now a report of a fourth. we'll wait for confirmation on that from authorities, geraldo. >> you know, shep, the design of these terrorist attacks are to spread not only the, my friend tony orlando is saying, sending his prayers. they're not only designed to kill and maim, they're designed to spread an epidemic of terror. they're designed to be contagious in terms of the unsettling of the people's lives. now everyone in that stadium, scarred now forever, knowing that they were there. the people whose families are wondering were they at that concert. here's my daughter, here's
isabella. it is, it is terrifying and it is malicious, it is malignant. they want very much to unsettle the civilized world with their uncivilized behavior. these are apocalyptic nihilists. they care about nothing but destruction. they don't create anything, they want to destroy and hurt as many people as they possibly can. as many innocents as they possibly can. they can't face the warriors nose to nose, gun to gun. what they do is they blow up soccer stadiums and take rock concerts hostage. i think that what happens in france will happen in germany, will happen elsewhere. now with all of the refugees pouring from syria and the middle east into europe. now with so many of them, our young men of fighting age, how are they possibly going to vet all of these hundreds of thousands?
it is something we'll have to deal with in a way that this is this is france's 9/11. this is that big. this is something that -- >> the president this from the white house moments ago. the president says he has been briefed or the white house says the president has been briefed on the attacks in paris. that killed at least 35. according to his assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism. this from a white house official. we've just gotten details from europe one radio, which reports this shooting has happened, at la chauve shopping mall. there has been report of europe one radio, of a shooting at a shopping mall. and a very famous one at that we'll wait for authorities to give us information, specifically, butky tell you, we're waiting for more from the concert hall. because that is a place where so many different things could happen. we know that 100 people are held
hostage. pictures inside the concert hall now. from instagram. ? it appears to me as everything was going down. can you imagine a concert under way. very loud and huge crowds, the mosh pit in the front and all the rest. suddenly noises and gunshots and people began to fall and this crush to get out of the building at some point they stopped many people from getting out. and are now holding them hostage. with the french president, just spoken. the french president has called in emergency cabinet meeting. to happen at midnight tonight. so 19 minutes from now in paris, an emergency cabinet meeting from the french president. also, the white house has just said the president is to deliver a statement at 5:45 eastern time so we're three and a half minutes away now from the president, which means we'll set up a level two so that our stations up and down the line can join us. we got first word of this
frankly while sitting on the couch and watching the afternoon news on the friday and thinking the end of the day cannot come too soon. it has been a very long week for people who work at fox news and fox business. a difficult week, no doubt with lots of overtime in a lot of people saying i can't wait to get home to my wife or my husband and have a weekend of calm. and then you consider what suddenly happened. on the most normal of all possible nights. in mid november in paris, the 10:00 hour, the streets are bustling with people, mostly young, young and old, suddenly explosions heard inside a massive stadium where the president of your nation has been in attendance at a soccer match, not one, but according to geraldo's daughter, three explosions heard outside. and suddenly a shooting begins outside a cafe. multiple masked gunmen standing and beginning to fire amid the dinner, the late dinner in paris.
shortly after, word of an explosion nearby, and word from authorities that explosion was that of a suicide bomb er who hd exploded himself inside this building and then believed there were men with hand grenades and long arm who is were unaccounted for and missing as authorities all rush to try to contain this one scene and then the concert hall where as witnesses report someone with a long gun, a pump-action shotgun began to fire inside that building, people began to fall, at least 11 confirmed dead there, a crush of people pouring out into the streets and the gunman, whoever they are, whatever their number, and whatever their motivation, one said by witnesses to have screamed "this is for syria." began blocking the exits and holding as many as 100 people hostage.
>> the attacks in paris have left at least 60 people dead. the truth of this is, we will not know exactly what has happened on this night we cannot know exactly what has happened. for many hours if not days to come. because the scene there is one of unthinkable chaos. they're working to find out how to dpree these hostage who is are right now inside a concert hall. who should have been on their way home by now. instead are waiting to see if they will live through the night. whoever the terror-inflictors are, waiting for the inevitable video of what has happened tonight. wondering what will happen with those still held hostage. this report from europe one radio. that there is another scene.
>> we'll wait for authorities from that. because obviously we've lived through terror attacks before and others have died through terror attacks before. where in the early minutes and hours after the initial, there are reports of all kinds of things happening. in all kinds of places, thankfully many of which prove not to be true. police have confirmed 35 people in multiple television stations, reporting as many as 60 dead tonight. unknown hundreds injured and some 100 still held hostage tonight at this moment inside a concert hall. >> at the top of the hour, french president francois hollande will speak. the french president is holding a cabinet meeting at midnight. to decide how the french nation is to proceed with parts of one of the most famous cities in all the planet on lockdown and in
chaos. with at least one american's young daughter, after leaving the stadium, unable to get a cab and calling through her friend's parents to let her own know that she was alive and well and looking for shelter on a november night in paris. it is unbelievable what we are all seeing and yet, it has happened. unknown numbers of gunmen, of unknown origin with no previous warning happening in a city where the terror alert was as high as it can be. and now -- the president of the united states. >> good evening, everybody. i just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across paris tonight. once again we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. this is an attack not just on paris, it's an attack not just on the people of france, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal
values that we share. we stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of france need to respond. france's is our oldest ally. the french people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the united states time and again. we want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism. paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress. those who think that they can terrorize the people of france, or the values that they stand for are wrong. american people draw strength from the french people's commitment to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. we are reminded in this time of tragedy. that the bonds of liberte,
egalite and fraternity, are not only values that the french people care so deeply about, but they are values that we share and those values are going to endure far beyond any act of terrorism. or the hateful vision of those who perpetrated the crimes this evening. we're going to do whatever it takes to work with the french people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice and to go after terrorist networks that go after our people. we don't yet know all the details of what has happened. we have been in contact with french officials to communicate our deepest condolences to the families of those who have been killed. to offer our prayers and thoughts to those who have been wounded. we have offered our full support to them.
the situation is still unfolding, i've chosen not to call president hollande at this time. my expectation is that he is very busy at the moment. i actually by coincidence was talking to him earlier today in preparation for the g20 meeting. i am confident that i'll be in direct communications with him in the next few days and will be coordinating in any way that they think is helpful in the investigation of what has happened. this is a heart-breaking situation and obviously those of us here in the united states. know what it's like, we've gone through these kinds of episodes ourselves. and whenever these kinds of attacks happened, we've always been able to count on the french people to stand with us. they have been an extraordinary counterterrorism partner. and we intend to be there with them in that same fashion.
i'm sure that in the days ahead, we'll learn more about exactly what happened. and my teams will make sure that we are in communication with the press to provide you accurate information, i don't want to speculate at this point in terms of who is responsible for this. it appear there is may still be live activity and dangers that are taking place as we speak. and so until we know from french officials that the situation is under control and we have more information about it, i don't want to speculate. okay? >> thank you very much. >> well the president speaking live at the white house, he just said there may be live action and dangers as we speak. i can tell you the things to which he refers. there are multiple reports at this hour of multiple new shooting locations. we now have confirmed three different locations. our own network, sky news in the united kingdom is reporting of
another, the bbc, along with europe one radio are reporting of another. the authorities are not coming together to offer information at this moment. suffice it to say, we're going to stick with what we know for sure and pray that what we're hearing is not true. because if so, this is ongoing, and there is a very long night ahead. i can tell you what we're sure of. and that is that the bbc's europe editor is now reporting that some of those held hostage inside the bataclan concert hall are emerging from that hall. some with blood on them. and in many cases telling stories of what happened inside. now how were they released? we cannot know. we can only know that the bbc's editor says that they are out and some were covered in blood. were they released? did they escape?
i don't know. i can tell you that we have multiple reports on this. that the shooters inside the bataclan were not masked, but were unmasked and were young and were shooting calmly. now this is -- this is a completely different scene than we've been led to believe happened inside the restaurant and bar. there we were told, remember the initial reporting was, masked men began firing with long guns. masked men. now from bataclan, we have multiple reports, including from this bbc editor, these were young men, not masked at all. one of whom yelled "this is for syria." a according to reports on scene and began firing calmly. further, a report that the person, one of the persons who was doing the firing, reloaded multiple times and presuming during that time, some were able to escape. witnesses at bataclan where the hostages were taken, tell french
television 24, that the attackers also shouted allahuakhbar. which means god is great. and france 24 cable news channel, is reporting there was a dismembered body found near the stadium, stade de france, suggesting that it could have been a suicide bomber. though they will not confirm that. authorities originally told us that a suicide bomber was in the mix in all of these three locations. and that a suicide bomber exploded himself in one of these locations. and that separately there was someone else with either long guns or hand grenades. at any rate, they believe now they may have found the person who was a suicide bomber, dismembered on scene. again from the bbc's europe editor, of the young gunmen acting calmly and reports from the mayor of france, that this was the mayor of france, says
this has been an attack on parisians, the attack total death stands at 35. many more injured and approximately 100 held hostage. we know the number is changing. we have reports on scene, some of the hostages leaving the building in some way or another. in some cases covered in blood. i believe that let's listen live now through the facilities of sky news. [ speaking french ] [ speaking french ] >> at this moment, we don't have a feed with an english translation. though i -- sky news is playing this with or without translation?
[ speaking french ] >> well i'm of no help here. except to say that he used the word terrorist without any question. and it certainly appears to anybody with half a brain, that that's what's happened. that there has been a coordinated attack on the city of lights tonight. and at least three locations and we're waiting for authorities to confirm some of these others. we're also getting word from the bbc's editor, that some 200 soldiers have been sent into the 10th and 11th districts where these attacks have taken place. the 11th district is an area of town of about 94,000 people and now translation from the french president, let's listen. >> translator: applied to the whole french territory. i've also decided to close the borders. to make sure that those who
committed these crimes can be stopped, if they are trying to leave the territory. it is a terrible, terrible event. that is upon us. who are these terrorists? who are these criminals? we must in these harsh moments, think about the victims who are very numerous for their families, for the wounded. we have to be compassionate and, we have to be united. and keep a cold head. france needs to be strong and the state needs to be strong. we will be. we also must call for everyone to be responsible. to what the terrorists want is for us to be scared.
>> there is something to be scared about, but in the face of terror, we have to be united and we will vanquish these terrorists. french citizens, we have not finished the operations, there are some very difficult ones that we're dealing with right now. in paris. please have faith in our security forces and that they can defend us from terrorism. long live the republic, and long live france. >> the french president francois hollande, a very brief announcement, as you can appreciate. clearly they're in the middle of updates. >> you're listening to sky news this is fox news in new york
that was the french president, francois hollande. we will certainly take you back to the beginning of that very brief statement. but he has declared a state of emergency for all of france. and the president of france has closed the borders. no one will be allowed to exit france as they search for the terrorists who have attacked, according to the french president in multiple locations on this friday night in the city of lights. he says that the french military is being deployed around paris. an unprecedented move in the face of unprecedented attacks. i will read from the french president, an emergency cabinet meeting tonight is scheduled to begin in two minutes. the paris municipality asks parisians in a tweet to stay at home. at least 35 people are now confirmed dead. the military is being dispatched to the streets of paris, especially in the 10th and 11th districts, a state of emergency has been declared.
the borders have been closed. paris on terror alert as we speak and the french president indicating that the terror attack is ongoing. we would anticipate under normal circumstances by now we would have further information and clarification on these reports that we were getting from very credible news sources. very credible news sources, indicate now and are reporting that there are attacks ongoing now in other locations. we cannot confirm this. we have no video to support it. we have no eye witnesses who have seen it. as a result we're not going to give you details of those things. what we have already is confirmation enough of a night that will forever be remembered, a night on which at least three separate attacks have happened. 35 people have been murdered. the borders of france have been closed. the military dispatched to streets and a state of emergency declared across the nation. the president of the united
states has spoken, the president of france has spoken. a cabinet meeting is to begin now. as the world watches and waits and hostages remain inside a concert hall in paris and authorities surround it at this hour. >> it is 6:00 p.m. on the east coast, 3:00 p.m. on the west coast and midnight in paris on the night of a terror strike against one of the world's great cities. it began in the early part of the 10:00 p.m. hour in paris when first reports came, first reports came that there had been an explosion of some sort that was inside a bar or restaurant. within minutes word that simultaneously there had been a series of shootings inside another bar/restaurant. word that multiple gunmen had stood with masks on their heads, and begun firing inside tha