Official: California-based band safe and accounted for after Paris terror attacks

PARIS (AP, KRON) — A U.S. official briefed by the Justice Department says intelligence officials were not aware of any threats before a series of attacks in Paris.

The official says 70 U.S. citizens currently known to be in France have not yet been accounted for, although no Americans have been reported killed in Friday’s attacks.

The official says all members of Eagles of Death Metal, the California-based band that was to perform at the Paris venue where one attack occurred, are safe and have been accounted for.

The official was not authorized to discuss the briefing publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

AP reporter Michael Balsamo in New York spoke to the source; Lou Kesten in DC has vetted the source.

At least 153 people have died in the attacks.

The brother of one of the band’s drummers told CNN’s Anderson Cooper what he heard from his brother about the attacks. Watch the interview below:

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