Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera nearly broke down in tears on Friday night as he told Shepherd Smith that his daughter was at the Paris stadium that was rocked by multiple explosions. It was just one of several possibly coordinated terror attacks that left dozens dead.
“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 35 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.
A police official said 11 people were killed in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, and other police officials said at least twice that number died elsewhere, primarily in the Bataclan music venue, where the hostages were taken. It was unclear how many people were in the hall; one official said there were around 100, while another said there were far fewer.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.