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Update 7:25 p.m.: The Associated Press is reporting that French police officials say at least 100 people were killed inside the Bataclan concert hall.
Update 7:05 p.m.: The Associated Press is reporting that French police are confirming that the assault on the Bataclan Theater is over and at least two attackers were killed.
Update 6:25 p.m.: The Associated Press is reporting that French police are confirming two suicide attacks and one bombing near the Paris soccer stadium.
The AP is also reporting that automatic gunfire is being heard from outside Bataclan Theater, where hostages are being held.
Update 6 p.m.: CNN is reporting that 60 people have been killed in the attacks in Paris. CNN also reports that the 100 hostages at Bataclan Theater are now being killed.
In a national address, President Obama called the attacks on Paris “heartbreaking” and vows assistance from the United States to France, which he called the U.S.’s “oldest ally.”
Francois Hollande, the president of France, said in a national address that he has declared a state of emergency and has closed the country’s borders.
Original story: The Associated Press is reporting that between 35 and 40 people are dead after shootings and explosions around Paris on Friday.
There is also an active hostage situation underway at the Bataclan Theater, where 100 people are believed to be held, states the AP.
There were also two explosions “heard outside the Stade de France stadium north of Paris during a France-Germany friendly football match,” states the AP story. It is unknown if the explosions are related to the other events.
This is a developing story. Check back for more details.
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