U2's Bono caught in Nice lorry attack while dining, says restaurant owner


U2 star Bono was reportedly caught up in the lorry attack in Nice, where he was dining in a restaurant near the Promenade des Anglais.

According to the restaurant's owner, the 56-year-old singer was on the terrace of La Petite Maison near the seafront on Thursday when the attack happened.

La Petite Maison's owner, Anne-Laure Rubi, told Le Parisien newspaper. "Suddenly I saw people running, without shouting. It was a silent panic. It was shocking."

A police officer watches people gathering around a floral tribute for the victims killed during the Nice attack
(Laurent Cipriani/AP/PA)

She said Bono was sitting with friends on the terrace in the upmarket French restaurant. Customers took cover inside, before the premises were evacuated by the police. On Sunday the restaurant was closed and nobody was available for comment.

La Petite Maison is near where the cargo truck came to a halt after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove through crowds, mowing down pedestrians. He was shot dead by police.

Eerily, U2 posted this picture on Twitter on the day of the attack.