Paris on Edge After Attacks

A reported false alarm Sunday at a memorial site for the victims of the deadly attacks in Paris caused chaos again in the city.
1:49 | 11/16/15

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Paris is still a city on edge. Panic at several sites where people had come together to remember the victims of Friday's takes. Matt Gutman has more on that from Paris. Matt? Reporter: Lara, the French are showing the stiff upper lip. Presenting courage. Beneath that, it's a tremendous amount of fear. We were at one of the biggest stampedes yesterday. A plaza filled with people emptying. You looked at the faces of the people, they thaubl they were under attack. Overnight, panic triggering stampedes. Mass of humanity trampling carefully laid people reels. The biggest of the five reported stampedes happened right outside our hotel. Outside, chaos. Right now, serve running. They're saying, leave, leave. Let's see what's going on. Running for their lives. Crouching under restaurant tables. Doing anything to protect themselves. We saw police taking positions, aiming their rifles. Those officers who are armed have taken up position. Moments ago, this entire square was filled with hundreds, maybe thousands of people. It's been entirely emp tid. We heard screams and cries. People fleeing the area. Still don't know what's going on. In this man telling me, watch out for the police. They're jittery after not sleeping for days. Many caught underfoot. Including this man. Medics arrived soon. The threat? False alarms triggered by the sound of firecrackers. You have to wonder why anybody would set off firecrackers in Paris now. There's a significant security threat in the city.

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