Police Rescued U2's Bono After He Was Caught Up in Nice Terror Attack
Amid the chaos of the terrorist attack in Nice, France, police rescued U2 frontman Bono during the melee.
The musician has a home near the Promenade des Anglais and was dining on the outdoor terrace of a restaurant, La Petite Maison, celebrating Bastille Day like the thousands of other revelers on the French Rivera, when people began running for their lives just feet away.
Bono was trapped inside until finally being rescued by armed police.
The attack, carried out by driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel left at least 85 people dead and more than 200 injured. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, praising the terrorist’s actions by calling him a “soldier.”
Following the attacks, U2 posted an image of guitarist The Edge, who also owns a home in Nice, it is unknown if he was there at the time, asking for peace.
Love is bigger than anything in its way - Bono, Edge, Adam, Larry pic.twitter.com/1w31gcXIQR— U2 (@U2) July 15, 2016
This is the second time in less than a year that the members of the Irish band were in the country during a terrorist attack.
The band were set to perform in Paris on November 14 and 15, yet, rescheduled the concerts following the terrorist attacks that sieged the City of Light on November 13.
U2 were one of the first artists to return to the city and perform just weeks later on December 6 and 7 as part of their “Innocence & Experience Tour.” During their final performance performing in Paris, they brought out Eagles of Death Metal, the California rock and roll band that were performing inside Parisian venue, Le Bataclan, when 89 people were killed on the violent November night.