Reality television star Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris, France apartment early Monday morning, according to French police. Kardashian West was alone in her apartment in the Eighth Arrondissement when two men broke in after threatening the building's receptionist. French officials said the two tied her up, gagged her, and escaped with jewelry worth nearly $9 million along with three suspected accomplices.
While the exact details remain hazy, the highly-publicized attack is the latest tragedy in France following a series of major acts of terrorism, namely the Paris attacks of November 2015 as well as the attacks in Nice in July of this year. France is currently under a state of emergency, and has presidential elections scheduled for next year. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, released a statement condemning the attack on Kardashian West; offering support and her full confidence that the police will find the perpetrators.
Kardashian West, known for a strong and pervasive social media presence, has remained quiet about the robbery thus far. A spokeswoman told the AP that she was "badly shaken but physically unharmed," but gave no further commentary. Kardashian West purportedly gave a statement to French police before returning to the United States on Monday with her two children, but her representatives have yet to publicly respond.
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