Information has come to light today that U2 singer Bono was dining near the site of the terrorist attack in Nice last Thursday.
According to Britain’s The Mirror, he was eating on the terrace of the Le Petite Maison near the seafront when a truck raced through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84 people.
When word of the attack first began to spread, the restaurant’s owner, Anne-Laure Rubi, pulled patrons inside, including Bono and former Nice mayor Christian Estrosi, shut the shutters on the outside of the restaurant and instructed everyone hide.
About a half hour later, armed police descended on the restaurant to evacuate the singer and other diners to a local square. As they were moved, all of the patrons were told to place their hands on their heads as the police were not sure that there were not other attackers in the midst of the crowds.
Bono was also near the attack on the Bataclan last November in Paris, rehearsing with the rest of his U2 bandmates for an upcoming show.
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