Simone Rivera, the daughter of Fox News host Geraldo Rivera, was in the Stade de France tonight when suicide bombers blew themselves up outside.
“It’s very upsetting,” he said while looking at a photo of his daughter. “It’s a lot easier to report these things and to experience them myself than if it is your child.”
Rivera said his daughter, who is currently studying abroad in Paris, heard three explosions and managed to escape amid the panic and chaos.
“We won’t rest until she is in her apartment,” he added.
Several dozen people were killed Friday in a series of terror attacks, the deadliest to hit Paris since World War II, French President Francois Hollande said, announcing that he was closing the country’s borders and declaring a state of emergency.
At least 128 people died in at least six attacks. Many of those killed were in a popular concert hall where patrons were taken hostage, police and medical officials said. The violence gripped the city in fear and recalled the horrors of the Charlie Hebdo carnage just 10 months ago.
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