A major blast was heard in Paris that reverberated over the entire city.
Eyewitnesses reported their buildings rocking and people from several central districts as well as in nearby suburbs reported hearing the blast.
There were no immediate reports of any smoke or fire.
French Police later confirmed that the capital had been rattled by the sonic boom from a military jet.
The huge noise that panicked residents was caused by the sonic boom as a military jet broke the speed of sound, police in the French capital said.
“A very loud noise was heard in Paris and in the Paris region. It was not an explosion, it was a fighter jet crossing the sound barrier,” Paris police said on their Twitter account, urging people to stop calling emergency phone lines.
(With inputs from AFP and Reuters)