Scenes of anguish after Paris 'terrorist attack'
Twelve people were killed Wednesday when gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical news magazine that had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. A massive manhunt is currently underway for the suspects.
France raised its terror threat level following the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in central Paris and stepped up security for media organizations, large stores and places of worship. Two police officers were among the dead and the gunmen remained at large hours after the attack, which occurred at 11:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET).
“We will find the people who did this,” French President Francois Hollande said. “France is today shocked by this terrorist attack.”
Benoit Bringer, a journalist with Agence Premiere Ligne who saw the attack, told the iTele network he saw several masked men armed with machine guns. Television footage from the scene showed a police car with at least 10 bullet holes in the windshield.