Kim Kardashian Held Up At Gunpoint In Paris Hotel Room

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PARIS — Kim Kardashian West has left Paris after being robbed at gunpoint of more than $10 million worth of jewelry inside a private residence Sunday night.

Ina Treciokas, a spokeswoman for Kardashian West, said the reality TV star was "badly shaken but physically unharmed'' after two armed robbers tied her up and escaped with the jewelry.

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A source told E! News, Kardashian was "gagged and bound at her hands and feet, then handcuffed and held at gunpoint."

"She begged for them to let her live and [said] she had babies at home. Then they wrapped her mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub," the source told E! News. "She thought they were for sure going to kill her."

E! News also reports Kardashian's children, North and Saint West, were not in the room.

Once the robbers left with Kardashian's jewelry, she "broke out of her bindings and got out," according to the source.

"She begged for them to let her live and [said] she had babies at home. Then they wrapped her mouth in tape and put her in the bathtub. She thought they were for sure going to kill her." - E! News source.

Paris police say Kardashian West left the city Monday morning after being questioned. There was no word on where she was going. Kim's sister, Kendall Jenner, left Paris on a separate plane Monday, according to TMZ.

Kardashian has yet to speak publicly about the incident.

A Paris police official said five assailants, who were still at large, stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth 6 million euros ($6.7 million) as well as a ring worth 4 million euros.

In a message to The Associated Press, the Paris prosecutors' office said that only two of the five suspects forced their way into the apartment, located in the chic eighth district of the French capital.

With France under a state of emergency following terror attacks that left more than 200 people dead in the last 20 months, news of the robbery immediately sparked criticism from political opponents to the Socialist government.

A sign of security issues in Paris: politician

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a right-wing member of Paris council and a potential candidate in next year's presidential election, said the robbery was proof that "there is a general emergency on security" in the French capital.

"Regardless of all the very expensive advertising we do to promote 'I Love Paris,' tourism and the image of Paris, all these ads have been brutally cancelled by the Kim Kardashian case," Kosciusko-Morizet told Europe 1 radio.

Two police officials said the robbers tied up Kardashian West and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes. They were not authorized to be publicly named speaking about ongoing investigations.

Kanye West was performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York at the time. He abruptly ended his set Sunday night after telling his fans had a family emergency.

"I'm sorry, family emergency I have to stop the show," Kanye West at his concert.

Kardashian West was also ambushed last week by a serial celebrity accoster who attempted to assault her as she was entering a restaurant. She was also attacked outside of a Paris fashion week show in 2014. She wasn't hurt in either incident.

Paris has been a special place for Kardashian West and her husband, who spent the weekend there before marrying in Florence in May of 2014.

Kardashian West was staying in a residence near Paris' Madeleine church. Police said the thieves entered the building after the concierge let them in. Handcuffed and at gunpoint, he then led them to the starlet's flat.

Police said the actress' family was placed under police protection at the George V hotel after the incident.
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AP entertainment writer Sandy Cohen in Los Angeles and Samuel Petrequin in Paris contributed to this story.

UPDATE - Oct. 3, 2016, 11:40 a.m.: This post has been updated to include details about the robbery and the whereabouts of Kardashian's children, North and Saint West.

With files from Madelyn Chung.

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