The reality star was apparently held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room by two men dressed as police officers, CNN reports. She is unharmed, but badly shaken, according to sources. Kim’s husband Kanye West abruptly ended his show at The Meadows in New York City to be by her side.
“Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers. She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” Kim’s spokesperson Ina Treciokas confirmed.
Kardashian was staying at an apartment inside a luxury private mansion that can be rented out for days or weeks at a time.The French Interior Ministry said five men threatened the mansion concierge with a weapon, handcuffed him and forced him to open the private apartment.
Two of the men were able to gain entry to Kardashian West’s room, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office, and a gun was held to her head.
A source familiar with the situation told CNN that Kardashian West pleaded for her life as she was threatened with the gun, and was bound and forced into a bathtub. Tape was placed over mouth.Kardashian’s two children, North West and Saint West, were in New York at the time, the source said.
The men took two cell phones and jewelry worth millions of dollars, according to the Interior Ministry. But only one of the phones belonged to Kardashian West, the source told CNN.
The prosecutor’s office said a ring worth an estimated 4 million euros ($4.49 million) and other jewelry worth about 5 million euros ($5.6 million) were among the items stolen.
Upon learning the news, West abruptly ended his concert, telling the audience ‘Sorry guys, family emergency I have to leave the show’ and just ran off the stage,”