French police identified an unencrypted, unlocked telephone in a trash bin outdoors the Bataclan concert hall in Paris that contained a text sent in the clear: “On est parti on commence.” (“Let’s go, we’re starting”).
This lead could have led French authorities to an apartment in Saint-Denis, exactly where a Tuesday evening shootout left two suspects dead, such as the believed mastermind, Abdelhamid Abaaoud. The assault comes just days right correct following final Friday’s Paris terrorist attack perpetrated by members of the Islamic State (also identified as Daesh, ISIS, or ISIL) resulted in the murder of 129 people.
According to the French newspaper Libération, the police also positioned a map of the Bataclan on the identical telephone. Even so, authorities had been unable to recognize the recipient of the phone message.