UPDATE 6:57 PM EST: The Associated Press is reporting that police officers are taking action regarding the hostage situation at Le Bataclan, writing:
“Three police officials confirm that security forces have launched an assault on the Paris concert hall where hostages have been taken.”
The band Eagles of Death Metal was playing a show at Le Bataclan in Paris on Friday when multiple attacks rocked the city.
There were reports of gunfire at the music venue where the rockers were performing, and authorities say concertgoers have been taken hostage.
15 people have reportedly been killed at the club and many others are supposedly being held captive.
But it appears as though the American band was able to get out of the theater. French group Red Lemons took to Facebook to let fans know the artists are alright, writing:
“For our american and english friends, a terrorist attack happened at the Eagles of death metal concert. We are safe. Mikel Ross, Eric McFadden we were with your mates Jesse [Hughes], Tuesday, the other musicians outside, they’re safe too, they took a cab.”
Mary Lou Dorio, the mother of the band’s drummer Julian Dorio, revealed to the Washington Post that her son is safe.
She explains that she spoke with Julian’s wife, who told her the Eagles of Death Metal members had made it out of the concert hall at the beginning of the attack.
However, she did not have ay information about the band’s crew members.
Our hearts go out to everyone in Paris, and we’re hoping everyone in the city is able to stay safe.
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