Ambush, Gunpoint and Robbery: A Timeline of Kim Kardashian's Traumatic Week in Paris

The reality star's trip to France ended on a terrifying note

By Samantha Schnurr Oct 03, 2016 4:26 PMTags

What began as a fashionable Parisian getaway for Kim Kardashian West quickly turned into an unforgettable trauma. 

In honor of the annual Paris Fashion Week, the international reality star jetted off to the City of Light for a week of runway shows and couture, but the trip quickly went haywire in just a matter of days. 

Late Sunday, the mother of two was held at gunpoint inside her Parisian hotel room by two armed and masked men dressed as police officers, Kardashian's rep confirmed to E! News. Her children were not present and her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner had been out at a party before the incident occurred.  

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As E! News exclusively reported, a source revealed that Kardashian was gagged and bound at her hands and feet, then handcuffed and held at gunpoint. "She begged for them to let her live and [said] she has babies at home. Then they wrapped her mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub."

"She thought they were for sure going to kill her," the source told E! News. The men instead left with "all her jewelry" and afterward, Kardashian "broke out of her bindings and got out," the source described. After speaking to police, Kardashian boarded a plane home. 

While the encounter was certainly unexpected, it was not the first time during the trip that the star was suddenly scared. Here's a walk through her rocky week:

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Tuesday: Business as Usual

After sitting down with Andy Cohen to speak at The Girls' Lounge dinner in New York City in honor of visibility for women, Kardashian hopped on a plane and headed for France. 

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Wednesday: A Sneak Attack

During her first day in the city of light, the reality star was unsuccessfully ambushed by Vitalii Sediuk outside of L'Avenue restaurant. Sediuk appear to try and grab her behind, but security immediately grabbed him as Kardashian fled away from the stranger's grasp. 

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Thursday: A Chic Front Row Statement

Kim joined sister Kourtney Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner on the front row of Balmain's fashion show sporting a sheer knit jumpsuit. After an outfit change, Kim took a selfie wearing her second engagement ring from Kanye West and shared it on Instagram along with a glitzy mouth piece. She stepped out with her husband that night to attend the Off-White fashion show. 

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Friday: Kourtney and Kim Take Paris

In coordinating black ensembles, Kim and Kourtney headed to the Hotel Ritz for Buro's 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative. "Kourtney and Kim Take Paris," the reality star captioned a photo of her and her sister on Instagram. 

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Saturday: A Birthday Bash

Amid the hustle and bustle of fashion week, Kim spent Saturday night with her longtime makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, at a birthday dinner hosted in his honor. "Thank you for my birthday dinner party tonight in Paris," he wrote to Kardashian. "Spent so many birthdays with her in the past 10 years in different cities and countries and she always makes it feel like home."

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Sunday: Hours Before Gunpoint

On the day of her attack, Kim arrived to Balenciaga's fashion show makeup-free, then took in the the Givenchy fashion show in an all-white ensemble before changing outfits for a dinner with designer Azzedine Alaia hosted at his home. Afterward, the reality star shared a video of herself on Snapchat FaceTiming with Blac Chyna, who was celebrating at her baby shower with Rob Kardashian back in California. Kim appeared to be back in her hotel room. It was some of the last footage shared on the account before reports of the attack emerged.