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Paris Police confirms loud sound heard in city was due to fighter jet breaking the sound barrier

The massive boom resembled an explosion that led to panic among the residents who took to Twitter to update people about the development. Some even claimed that the reverberation shook their windows and rattled their doors.

September 30, 2020 / 05:03 PM IST

Paris Police has clarified that the loud sound heard by people on September 30 in Paris that led to panic online and in the city was caused by a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier leading to a sonic boom.

The massive boom resembled an explosion that led to panic among the residents who took to Twitter to update people about the development. Some even claimed that the reverberation shook their windows and rattled their doors. Though the police urged people not to panic and call emergency services, Parisians were already on the edge after a knife attack outside the former offices of Charlie Hebdo last week.

The sound was heard over most parts of the city and the nearby suburbs. It could also be heard during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, where Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka and his German opponent Dominik Koepfer paused in astonishment after hearing the sonic boom.

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first published: Sep 30, 2020 04:00 pm

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