- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 10, 2016

The frontman for the American rock band that was performing at the Bataclan theatre in Paris the night of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks suggested in an interview that security guards at the theatre might have been in on the attack.

Four months after the massacre that left 139 dead, including 89 at the Bataclan, Eagles of Death Metal lead singer Jessie Hughes revealed in an interview with Fox Business that he was wary of the security at the venue before he even went on stage to perform.

“When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage,” Mr. Hughes said in the interview. “He didn’t even look at me. I immediately went to the promoter and said, ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on,’ and he goes, ‘well some of the other guards aren’t here yet,’ and eventually I found out that six or so wouldn’t show up at all.”

Mr. Hughes would not make a definitive statement on why the security guards skipped work that night referring to the ongoing police investigation, but said “It seems rather obvious they had a reason not to show up.”

The first part of the interview aired Wednesday night on Fox Business, while the second will air Thursday at 8 p.m.

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