Shootings, explosions throughout Paris outside of Stade de France

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During an international friendly between France and Germany, violence erupted in the streets of Paris.

Multiple shootings and explosions took place throughout Paris tonight. We will have updates on the situation as they continue to come in.

UPADTE (5:14 p.m. ET): The AP is reporting that there are at least 100 hostages in a Paris theater following a shootout.

UPDATE (5:32 p.m. ET): French television station BFMTV is reporting that at least 60 people have been killed after several shootings and explosions outside of the Stade de France, where the match was being held.

UPDATE (6:00 p.m. ET): In a press conference, French president Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and closed France’s borders. Hollande was reported to be at the match at Stade de France, but was moved to safety.

[ MORE: French Football President comments on Stade de France attacks ]

UPDATE (6:25 p.m. ET): French Football President Noel Le Graet: “There was a bomb explosion at entrance to Gate J at the Stade de France. 3 killed, some injured. Stade de France now secured.”

UPDATE (7:38 p.m. ET): The Deputy Mayor of Paris is reporting that at least 118 people have been killed in the theater where hostages were being held.

UPDATE (8:09 p.m. ET): CNN reports the death toll at 149 in the attacks throughout the city.

UPDATE (9:26 p.m. ET): Paris Police confirm that four gunmen from the theater have been killed. Three of the four were wearing belts with explosives.

Earlier today, the hotel where the German team was staying was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in.

From NBC News:

Police in Paris told NBC News that several people had been shot at a restaurant in the 10th arrondissement in Paris, and The Associated Press reported that there were fatalities at the nearby Bataclan theater, where about 100 hostages were being held.

The AP reported that two explosions were heard outside of the Stade de France north of Paris. France’s football team was playing Germany’s at the Stade de France at the time of the explosion.

A police official confirmed one explosion at a McDonald’s near the stadium. The game was not stopped, police told NBC News.

Below is a video in which an explosion can be heard during the first half of the match.

Fans congregated on the pitch, as police did not allow anyone to leave the stadium. The stadium was later emptied under police supervision.

PST will have more news on the situation as updates come in.