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15th Nov 2015

VIDEO: ‘False alarm’ causes hundreds to flee in panic at Paris gathering

Thankfully nobody was injured

Si Lloyd

With Friday’s terrible events still at the forefront of Parisian minds, scenes of panic such as this are understandable.

A gathering of hundreds of people at the Place de la Republique quickly scattered when they mistakenly believed they had heard gunfire.

Channel 4 were broadcasting live at the scene when it happened and captured some footage with the presenter Matt Frei remaining remarkably calm during the live broadcast.

Crowds run during live broadcast, Paris

This is the moment crowds start running from Place de la Republique after a scare that someone had been shot, as Matt Frei broadcasts live from Paris on Sunday. It turned out to be a false alarm.Watch his full live broadcast –

Posted by Channel 4 News on Sunday, November 15, 2015

It is now believed to have been a false alarm.

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