PARIS, France – The latest reports indicate that over 100 people have died following a series of attacks in Paris.
According to BFM-TV, at least six shootings took place in Paris and three explosions were reported at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis late Friday.
Police in Paris told NBC News that several people had been shot at a restaurant in Paris.
In a separate attack, initial reports indicate two or three gunman entered the Bataclan concert hall while opening fire on law enforcement.
The American band ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ were scheduled to play at the concert hall on Friday night.
Earlier, a source said there were six to eight hostage takers, citing a person they were talking to inside the venue.
Initially, it was reported up to 100 people were taken as hostages.
A person who is in contact with someone inside the Bataclan theater, where the hostage situation took place tells CNN that six to eight hostage-takers were going through the concert venue looking for people who might be hiding.
A witness who was inside the theater says it was “10 horrific minutes” as gunmen with AK-47s entered the concert hall and began opening fire at random.
President Francois Hollande was evacuated at halftime of the France-Germany soccer match following an explosion near the stadium.
According to CNN, one of the explosions at the stadium appears to be a suicide bombing, a Western intelligence source says.
Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve are holding a crisis meeting at the Interior Ministry to address the attacks in Paris and the explosions in Saint-Denis, according to BFMTV.
Counterterrorism officials around the United States have convened secure conference calls to try to gather information and to assess whether there is any indication of threats in the U.S, according to two U.S. counterterrorism officials. There is nothing to indicate any threat to U.S. cities so far.
“This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people of France, but an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share,” said President Barack Obama.
The French president declared a state of emergency and sealed the country’s borders as a result of the violence.
This is the third attack on France in recent months.
Earlier this year, extremists attacked the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store. In all, 20 people, including three attackers, were killed.
In August, a gunman opened fire on an Amsterdam-to-Paris train in France before being subdued by American passengers.