Eagles Of Death Metal Singer Suggests Security Knew About The Paris Attacks
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes suggested security guards knew ahead of time about the attack that took place during their concert in Paris.
The California rock band was playing at Paris' Bataclan Theater on November 13, 2015 when numerous gunmen opened fire, killing 89 people.
In a new interview with Fox Business Network, Hughes pointed out suspicious activity from the venue's security guards he noticed earlier that night.
When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. He didn't even look at me. I immediately went to the promoter and I said, 'Who's that guy? I want to put another dude on.' He said, 'Well, some of the other guards aren't here yet.'
It was allegedly revealed later approximately six security guards were not going to work that night, although Hughes was not informed of the reason.
In reference to the missing security, Hughes told Fox Business Network,
It seems rather obvious they had a reason not to show up.
The frontman seems to insinuate the missing security workers were informed of the upcoming attack and, therefore, purposefully declined to guard certain areas of the venue.
If this is true, it may explain how concertgoers received no warning of the intruders and didn't know the attack was happening until gunshots rang out.
One might also note the suicide bombers targeting the Stade de France that same night were only able to kill one person, apparently thanks to security guards who stopped them from entering the soccer stadium.
The second portion of Hughes' interview will air tonight at 8 pm on Fox Business Network.
Citations: Eagles of Death Metal Frontman Security Might Have Been in on Paris Attacks (Fox Business Network), How combination of solid security at the Stade de France and quick thinking helped save dozens of lives (Daily Mail), What happened at the Bataclan (BBC)