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  • THERE'S BEEN MORE ON THAT

  • GUNFIRE ERUPTING AT THE OFFICE

  • OF THE FRENCH SATIRICAL MAGAZINE

  • WE JUST TOLD BUT.

  • YOU MIGHT REMEMBER, THIS WAS THE

  • TARGET OF AN ATTACK SEVERAL

  • YEARS AGO IN RESPONSE TO THE

  • CARTOONS OF THE PROPHET

  • MOHAMMED.

  • FOR MORE ON THE BREAKING NEWS

  • AND WHAT'S GOING ON, WE GO LIVE

  • TO PARIS.

  • WHAT DO WE KNOW, JIM?

  • >> BASICALLY THIS IS THE THIRD

  • ATTACK ON THIS MAGAZINE OVER THE

  • LAST TEN YEARS.

  • AND WE'RE NOT SURE ON THE

  • DETAILS.

  • WHAT'S APPARENTLY HAPPENED IS

  • THAT THIS MORNING TWO GUNMEN

  • MASKED AND WEARING BLACK, BROKE

  • IN TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE

  • NEWSPAPER LOCATED NEAR THE

  • BASTILE DISTRICT IN PARIS AND

  • STARTED FIRING WITH AUTOMATIC

  • WEAPONS.

  • THE FIRING WENT ON FOR ABOUT

  • FIVE MINUTES.

  • WE DON'T HAVE CONFIRMATION OF

  • THIS.

  • BUT ACCORDING TO A POLICE UNION

  • SPOKESMAN, THERE MAY BE AS MANY

  • AS TEN PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAD.

  • WE DON'T HAVE ANY CONFIRMATION

  • OF THIS.

  • BUT THE POLICE UNION SPOKESMAN

  • SAID IT WAS A REAL BUTCHERY, IN

  • FACT THE SHOOTING WENT ON FOR A

  • LONG TIME.

  • SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES AND SOME

  • OF THE EDITORS OF THE NEWSPAPER

  • WENT TO THE ROOF TO FIND

  • SANCTUARY THERE.

  • AND THE SHOOTING WENT ON LIKE I

  • SAY FOR ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE

  • MINUTES.

  • PROSECUTORS, THE PARIS

  • PROSECUTOR IS ON HIS WAY TO THE

  • SCENE NOW.

  • AS IS THE INTERIOR MINISTER.

  • SO I THINK IT'S A FAIRLY SERIOUS

  • SITUATION.

  • WE SHOULD HAVE MORE IN COMING

  • HOURS, ALISYN?

  • >> WERE THERE THREATS AGAINST

  • THIS MAGAZINE THIS TIME AROUND?

  • >> WELL THERE HAVE BEEN FOR SOME

  • TIME.

  • THIS NEWSPAPER IS KNOWN FOR ITS

  • VERY DARING KIND OF SATIRIC

  • HUMOR AND THEY'VE HAD ALL KINDS

  • OF COVERS THAT HAVE BEEN VERY

  • CONTROVERSIAL.

  • IT'S ANTI-RELIGION OF EVERY

  • SORT.

  • THEY'VE MADE FUN OF CATHOLICS

  • AND JEWS, BUT ALSO MOST NOTABLY,

  • ISLAM.

  • AND PUBLISHED SEVERAL PHOTOS OF

  • MOHAMMED, OR DRAWINGS OF

  • MOHAMMED AND THAT OVER THE YOEAS

  • HAS GOTTEN THEM INTO TROUBLE,

  • INCLUDING A FIREBOMB ATTACK IN

  • 2011.

  • POLICE SURVEILLANCE HAD BEEN

  • TIGHT AROUND THE NEWSPAPER UNTIL

  • RECENTLY.

  • BUT A JOURNALIST SAID THIS

  • MORNING THAT SOME OF THE POLICE

  • SURVEILLANCE HAD BEEN WITHDRAWN

  • IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

  • SO IT'S NOT CLEAR THAT THERE

  • WERE ENOUGH, THERE WERE ANY

  • POLICEMEN AROUND WHEN THE ATTACK

  • HAPPENED THIS MORNING.

  • >> IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT IN

  • UNDERSTANDING WHY THIS MAY HAVE

  • HAPPENED.

  • THE EVOLVING SITUATION, YOU HAVE

  • IN FRANCE, WITH ISLAM,

  • ESPECIALLY THE EXTREMIST

  • FACTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY.

  • NOT JUST IN THE COUNTRY, BUT

  • SPECIFICALLY IN PARIS, NORTH

  • PARIS, AND ANY CONNECTION SO FAR

  • TO THAT?

  • >> WELL NO CONNECTIONS SO FAR.

  • BUT THE FACT IS, YES, I MEAN IN

  • FACT, ABOUT 10% OF THE

  • POPULATION IN FRANCE IS, IS OF

  • THE MUSLIM RELIGION AND THERE'S

  • BEEN A PROBLEM OVER THE LAST

  • YEAR OR SO, THAT'S BEEN NOTED BY

  • AUTHORITIES HERE, ABOUT YOUNG

  • MUSLIMS BEING DRAWN IN TO THE

  • CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND

  • BEING RADICALIZED.

  • WE SAW VIDEO JUST FAIRLY

  • RECENTLY, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO,

  • THAT SHOWED SOME OF THE YOUNG

  • MUSLIMS FROM FRANCE WHO WERE

  • INVOLVED IN THE BEHEADINGS THAT

  • WERE TAKING PLACE IN THE ISIS

  • AREAS OF IRAQ.

  • SO IT'S SOMETHING THAT

  • AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN QUITE

  • CONCERNED ABOUT.

  • AND IT SHOULD BE SAID, TOO, THAT

  • THEY'RE QUITE CONCERNED THAT

  • SOME OF THOSE FOLKS WHO HAD BEEN

  • TRAINED UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  • MIGHT COME BACK TO FRANCE AND

  • PERPETRATE ATTACKS HERE.

  • WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO

  • CONNECT THIS MORNING'S ACTION

  • WITH THAT BUT THAT'S THE KIND OF

  • THING THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN

  • WORRIED ABOUT.

  • >> JIM, WE KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE

  • CONFIRMATION YET OF HOW MANY

  • PEOPLE WERE KILLED INSIDE.

  • YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE AT

  • WORK THERE TODAY?

  • >> WELL, IT WAS A NORMAL WORKING

  • DAY.

  • IT'S A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, THEY

  • WERE APPARENTLY IN THE MIDDLE OF

  • THEIR EDITORIAL MEETING THIS

  • MORNING, CONVERSING WITH THE

  • VARIOUS EDITORS AND CARTOONISTS

  • INVOLVED AT THE NEWSPAPER.

  • IT'S UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME HOW

  • MANY PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN

  • THERE.

  • BUT ONE CAN IMAGINE THEY HAVE A

  • STAFF AROUND 50-60 PEOPLE ALL

  • TOLD.

  • THAT A GOOD PART OF THOSE PEOPLE

  • WERE THERE FOR THE MEETINGS THIS

  • MORNING.

  • >> TO BE CLEAR IN TERMS OF WHAT

  • WE'RE DEALING WITH HERE, THIS

  • WASN'T JUST AN OPEN ASSAULT ON

  • THIS OFFICE WHERE THEY WERE ALL

  • VICTIMLESS.

  • WE UNDERSTAND THAT POLICE WERE

  • ALSO INVOLVED IN THIS AND IT

  • TURNED INTO A FIREFIGHT, IS THAT

  • TRUE?

  • >> WELL IN FACT APPARENTLY THERE

  • WERE AGAIN WE HAVE NO

  • CONFIRMATION OF THIS.

  • THERE MAY HAVE BEEN TWO POLICE

  • OFFICERS WHO WERE WOUNDED WHILE

  • THEY WERE TRYING TO PURSUE THE

  • GUNMAN.

  • BUT AS I SAID, MENTIONED

  • EARLIER.

  • ONE JOURNALIST TOLD BFM, OUR

  • SISTER NETWORK HERE, THAT IN

  • FACT POLICE SURVEILLANCE OF THIS

  • NEWSPAPER HAD BEEN SOMEWHAT

  • DRAWN DOWN IN RECENT WEEKS.

  • SO IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY

  • POLICE MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE

  • AREA.

  • UP UNTIL THAT POINT, THE

  • NEWSPAPER HAD BEEN UNDER 24/7

  • SURVEILLANCE WITH A TRUCK LOAD

  • OF POLICE OUT FRONT EVERY DAY.

  • SO IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY

  • POLICE MIGHT HAVE BEEN THERE

  • THIS MORNING.

  • BUT ACCORDING TO ONE JOURNALIST

  • WHO WAS ACROSS THE STREET FROM

  • THE NEWSPAPER, HE SAID THAT IN

  • FACT, RECENTLY THE NUMBER OF

  • POLICE SURVEILLING THE OFFICES

  • HAD BEEN WITHDRAWN.

  • >> WE'RE GETTING THE LATEST

  • BULLETIN FROM THE POLICE THERE,

  • THEY SAY THAT AT LEAST ONE

  • JOURNALIST HAS BEEN KILLED.

  • THREE POLICE OFFICERS THEY SAY

  • WERE WOUNDED.

  • DURING THIS SHOOTING AT THE

  • NEWSPAPER AS YOU'RE SAYING.

  • TWO HEAVILY ARMED GUN MEN

  • ENTERED THE NEWSPAPER'S

  • HEADQUARTERS, OPENED FIRE INSIDE

  • THE BUILDING, PARIS MAYOR'S

  • OFFICE SAYS AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE

  • WERE WOUNDED.

  • THOSE ARE THE LATEST NUMBERS

  • THAT WE'RE GETTING, UNLESS

  • YOU'RE HEARING SOMETHING

  • DIFFERENT.

  • >> NO, I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY

  • THE LATEST THAT WE'VE GOT.

  • AND IN FACT, WE HAVE THE

  • PROSECUTOR AND THE INTERIOR

  • MINISTER OF FRANCE ON HIS WAY TO

  • THE SCENE RIGHT NOW.

  • AND I SUSPECT ONCE THEY GET ON

  • THE SCENE WE'RE GOING TO SEE

  • SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING THAT

  • WILL CLARIFY THE SITUATION.

  • UNTIL THEN, I THINK IT WILL

  • PROBABLY TRICKLE OUT A BIT BY

  • BIT.

  • AS I MENTIONED, POLICE UNION

  • SPOKESMAN WAS TOLD OUR

  • COLLEAGUES THAT BFM TELEVISION

  • HERE IN FRANCE, THAT IN FACT HE

  • THOUGHT THAT AS MANY AS 10

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