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Video shows people rushing out of Paris theater during attack (graphic images)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:06

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Cell phone video shot by a French journalist shows the chilling scene in a Paris alley as people rush out of the Bataclan music hall during one of the deadly attacks in the French capital. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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+++ CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIDEO +++ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A French journalist captured the chilling scene outside a music hall in Paris on Friday (November 13) night as gunmen carried out an attack that left dozens of people dead. The Bataclan music hall was one of several entertainment sites around Paris targeted by gunmen and bombers in a coordinated assault that killed 127 people. Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday (November 14) for the attacks. A Paris city hall official said at least 87 young people were slaughtered at the Bataclan concert hall before anti-terrorist commandos launched an assault on the building Daniel Psenny, a journalist for Le Monde newspaper, told local media that he was working from home when he heard a commotion outside of his second floor apartment in Paris which overlooks an emergency exit at the Bataclan concert hall. In footage he filmed on his mobile phone, people could be seen fleeing from the music venue screaming in panic, with the sound of multiple gunshots clearly heard in the background. Several bodies were seen lying on the street just outside of the building exit as people ran in all directions, some dragging bodies along the road. Then the camera showed several people dangling outside the venue wall by holding onto windowsills on the higher floors. The attacks, described by French President Francois Hollande as an act of war, were designed to show the country would remain in danger as long as it continued its current policies, Islamic State said in a statement. Hollande said the violence was organized from abroad by Islamic State with internal help.

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Video shows people rushing out of Paris theater during attack (graphic images)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 01:06