During the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Le Monde journalist Daniel Psenny witnessed something absolutely terrifying from the window of his flat across the street from the theater where four gunmen equipped with AK-47s opened fire on a crowd of rock-concert goers.
He saw a pregnant window clinging for her life from a window ledge of the Bataclan theater, yelling, “Help, I’m pregnant!”
Meanwhile, as she hung there, trying desperately not to fall, gunshots could be heard going off inside the theater as dozens of patrons rushed out of the exit door immediately beneath her, some of them tumbling to the ground dead as the terrorists behind them fired.
By the end of the nearly three-minute-long video, the woman could be seen still hanging from the ledge, though she was eventually helped back to safety.
Unfortunately, there was very little help that could be provided to the many victims who died that night.
You may watch the video below, though we must warn you that it is extremely graphic:
According to one of the witnesses present during the attack, many people initially thought that the shooting noises were part of the show, but then once it became apparent that people were really getting shot and dying, the attitude in the theater quickly switched.
“They were three I think, and they were just firing into the crowd,” the unnamed onlooker said. “They were armed with big guns. I imagine Kalashnikovs. It was a hell of a noise. They didn’t stop firing.”
The onlooker added that there was blood and corpses everywhere. Authorities suspect that at least 89 people died during the Bataclan shooting. At least 129 people were killed in the attacks overall.
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