Karl Stefanovic In Paris Panic As Memorial Evacuated, Armed Police Move In

Though Paris is attempting to return to normal after the weekend’s devastating terror attacks, the city is still clearly on edge, as evidenced by scenes of panic at a memorial earlier today, captured by Karl Stefanovic and a Today crew.  

The show was minutes from going live from a memorial at Le Carillon when a false alarm over a possible attack caused panic to spread. The crowd, including a rattled Karl, hurriedly evacuated, as armed police moved in on the scene.

Karl LIVE in Paris

#BREAKING: Some panicked scenes in Paris, people fleeing from a memorial with police drawing their guns. Here’s the dramatic moment Karl had to initially evacuate his post, but it appears to be a false alarm. LIVE updates on this special edition of TODAY, with Karl LIVE from Paris. #Today9

Posted by TODAY on Sunday, November 15, 2015

A further video from Today shows part of the heavily-armed response; those still on the streets were advise to go home as police checked the area.

What happened a few moments before we went to air

Dramatic moments for Karl in Paris a few minutes before we went to air this morning. #ParisAttacks #Today9

Posted by TODAY on Sunday, November 15, 2015