10:57 p.m.: The attacks in Paris have ended, but police continue to search for possible accomplices, the BBC reports:
10:28 p.m.: In addition to approximately 150 dead, police are now reporting 200 wounded in Paris:
#BREAKING Over 200 injured in Paris attacks, 80 seriously: security source— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 14, 2015
10:03 p.m.: Tomorrow’s headlines, across France:
(h/t Philip Bromwell)
9:57 p.m.: Paris police say they believe all seven attackers have been killed.
PARIS (@AP) — Head of Paris police says all attackers are believed to be dead.— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 14, 2015
9:25 p.m.: 1 World Trade Center tonight, in New York City:
9:24 p.m.: French authorities have confirmed a death toll of 153 so far. CNN’s Jake Tapper has a breakdown of the deaths by location.
112 killed at Bataclan venue; 14 at Petit Cambodge restaurant; 19 outside La Belle Epuipe bar; 4 on Ave de le République 4 outside stadium— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 14, 2015
8:51 p.m.: Paris has announced the closure of all city amenities tomorrow: “schools, museums, libraries, gyms, swimming pools, and food markets.”
Dès demain, fermeture de tous les équipements de la Ville: écoles, musées, bibliothèques, gymnases, piscines, marchés alimentaires— Paris (@Paris) November 14, 2015
And CNN reports a death toll — so far — of 153:
8:24 p.m.: French news source reporting: “Four police officers killed during ‘very difficult’ assault on the Bataclan.”
8:20 p.m.: French president Francois Hollande spoke moments ago at the Bataclan concert hall, site of more than 100 deaths, according to local authorities:
Hollande at the Bataclan tonight: “We are going to lead a war, it will be pitiless” against the terrorists.— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) November 14, 2015
7:57 p.m.: Tomorrow’s Le Figaro: “War in the middle of Paris”
Update: 1500 French military personnel deployed on streets of #Paris.— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) November 14, 2015
7:51 p.m.: Death toll at 158, according to Paris deputy mayor, via CNN:
7:47 p.m.: The death toll at the Bataclan, via a Paris City Hall official:
And via CNN:
CNN: At least 112 people were killed during the attack at the Bataclan concert venue -@jimsciutto— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) November 14, 2015
7:40 p.m.: Via police official, 100 dead inside the Bataclan concert hall following police raid, end of hostage situation:
7:33 p.m.: France24 reporting that, according to witnesses, gunmen inside the Bataclan concert hall shouted “Allahu Akbar” before opening fire on hostages. The gunmen reportedly threw grenades as police launched an assault to free at least 60 hostages.
7:31 p.m.: From an Italian reporter in Paris:
Paris citizens throwing sheets from windows on the streets in order to cover dead bodies— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) November 13, 2015
7:18 p.m.: Unconfirmed reports of 100 dead at the Bataclan concert hall following police raid, end of hostage situation:
100 reported dead at Le Bataclan alone (AFP via police source) https://t.co/uzpxK4W3em— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) November 14, 2015
7:12 p.m.: An official statement from Secretary of State John Kerry:
7:09 p.m.: On CNN, a witness from the Bataclan concert hall describes the scene:
It lasted for ten minutes. Ten minutes. Ten horrific minutes where everyone was on the floor covering their heads. We heard so many gunshots. And the terrorists were very calm. . . . They reloaded three to four times their weapons. They didn’t shout anything. They didn’t say anything. They were in masks. They were wearing black clothes. And they were shooting at people on the floor. And I was luckily at the top of the stage. The front of the stage. So people tried to escape . . . I found an exit when the terrorists reloaded their guns. And I climbed on the stage and we found an exit. And when I went on the streets I see 20 to 25 bodies lying on the floor. And people were very badly injured with gunshot wounds. . . . It was a bloodbath.
7:00 p.m.: Report: The Bataclan hostage situation has ended. Two attackers dead.
BREAKING: French TV reports that the hostage situation at the Paris concert hall is over and two attackers killed. https://t.co/pJRBJMrixA— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) November 13, 2015
6:50 p.m.: Fox News is reporting that a terrorist arrested by French authorities claims to be affiliated with the Islamic State.
Fox’s Shepard Smith: “the person who was arrested told the French authorities ‘I am from ISIS’” — all details unverified, he adds— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) November 13, 2015
“I am Syrian. I was here with two others. We were recruited by ISIS.” –statement from person in custody, per Fox.— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) November 13, 2015
6:32 p.m.: Le Figaro is reporting that a police assault on the Bataclan concert hall is under way. ABC News suggests likewise:
PARIS UPDATE: Automatic gunfire heard from outside Paris concert hall where attackers holding hostage https://t.co/rXOGvpf65S— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 13, 2015
Police have not yet confirmed the assault.
6:22 p.m.: According to the BBC, survivors are emerging from the Bataclan concert hall. Whether they were released or escaped is unclear. Witnesses say the gunmen were young, unmasked, and shooting calmly.
BBC’s Europe editor is reporting that some people held hostage inside the Bataclan concert hall are emerging. https://t.co/e53OftHjXK— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 13, 2015
Raw video from near the Bataclan, via the Associated Press:
6:14 p.m.: France24 reporting that the bombing at Stade de France (see below) was a suicide attack. And, according to Fox News:
FNC reporting that main target was the soccer stadium and the French president— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) November 13, 2015
6:04 p.m.: Unconfirmed report from inside the Bataclan concert hall, site of an ongoing hostage situation:
CNN: Hostages texting that they are being killed 1-by-1. Begging for police raid.— Anne Bayefsky (@AnneBayefsky) November 13, 2015
5:57 p.m.: French president Hollande has declared a nationwide state of emergency and closed the country’s borders. “In the face of terror,” he says, “we have to be united. We will vanquish these terrorists.”
First mandatory curfew in Paris since 1944— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) November 13, 2015
5:50 p.m.: Report: New attack under way:
Gunshots at a shopping mall in Paris, fifth terrorist attack under way— John Hayward (@Doc_0) November 13, 2015
Witnesses tell France24 attackers at Bataclan concert hall shouted “Allahu Akbar”:
5:45 p.m.: President Obama, speaking at the White House, confirmed widespread speculation by declaring the shootings in Paris an “act of terrorism,” though he hesitated to suggest who might have organized the attacks because of “live activity and dangers” in the city.
“Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,” he said during a brief statement. “France is our oldest ally. The French people have stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States time and again and we want to be very clear that we stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism.”
The president pledged to provide France “whatever assistance” necessary in response to the attacks. “We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people.”
5:40 p.m.: The numbers appear to be higher than initially reported. Via the Associated Press:
BREAKING: Police official: Around 100 hostages taken at Paris theater; 35 dead.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 13, 2015
A fan filming an exhibition soccer match between France and Germany caught on camera the sound of an explosion at the Stade de France:
In video taken near the Bataclan concert hall, gunfire is audible. The cameraman notes that French soldiers and Paris policemen are on the scene:
5:15 p.m.: Via MyFox8:
Several people were killed and seven others injured in a shooting in central Paris late Friday, according to BFMTV.
At least 26 people are dead in the attacks, Fox News reports.
Sixty people are being held hostage in the Paris Bataclan concert hall, according to Fox News. . . .
Lylia Melkonian, a reporter for France 2, told CNN there were three different sites where people were shot. CNN could not immediately confirm the number of places where shots were fired.
Police officials told the Associated Press there was an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium.
One of the police officials told the Associated Press there was a separate explosion near the Stade de France north of Paris. It was unclear if the events were linked.
The hostage situation is ongoing. We’ll update the Corner as more information becomes available.