French Authorities Secure Concert Hall: 12 Freed, 118 Dead

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Authorities have confirmed Paris police have retaken the concert hall Friday night where 118 people were killed after terrorist gunmen raided the building.

The concert hall was secured after a police raid, reports Fox News. Terrorists in the concert hall were reportedly executing hostages one-by-one, and at least 118 are reported dead. Twelve hostages were freed after the raid.

The incident was part of a coordinated attack happening throughout the French capital. More attacks outside a soccer stadium and bar were also reported. The total death toll is estimated to be at least 127.

Earlier French police arrested a suspected terrorist involved. The suspect is reportedly from Syria. Gunman were reported at the concert hall, one of them yelling “this is for Syria,” according to reports. Three gunmen were reportedly killed during the police raid.

A second shooting took place at the Petit Cambodge restaurant in the 10th district, with witnesses reporting bodies lying in the road. As many as six other attacks have also been reported as well but not confirmed. At least two suicide bombers were reported.

French President Francois Hollande announced earlier in the evening that borders have been closed and the military has been dispatched to the streets. Hollande, who was inside the soccer stadium at the time of the explosions, was evacuated to the Interior Ministry.

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Connor D. Wolf