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2013 Cannes Film Festival: Blank Gunshots Cause Panic During Live French Broadcast

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Some film buffs got quite a scare Friday at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Friday night during a live broadcast of Le Grand Journal, an entertainment program in France, a series of small explosions went off, sending a small crowd into a panic. Although it was initially reported the noise was caused by gunshots, police confirmed it was actually blanks, per The Hollywood Reporter.

During the broadcast, an indvidual asked, "What's going on?" as a loud noise is heard, and a woman replied, "There's someone shooting."

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When Le Grand Journal returned to air, the host explained, "A man shot twice in the air. He had a grenade in his hand that tourned out to be fake. The gunshots were also blanks, but we didn't know that at the moment."

Fortunately, there are no reported injuries and police were seen taking the individual into custody.

Canal Plus, which broadcasts the show tweeted that there was an incident, but "tout le monde va bien" (everyone is OK) and that they resumed the show  "dans quelques instants," meaning "in just a few minutes."

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