(UPDATE Oct. 4 at 5:44 p.m. EST)
Police in France say the robbers who attacked Kim Kardashian in her Paris hotel room likely posed as paparazzi before committing the crime.
Sources told People magazine that authorities believe she may have been under surveillance in the days prior to the attack.
A security expert added that her super-public lifestyle may have made it easier for the criminals to track her without being noticed.
Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint in Paris while visiting for Paris Fashion Week, according to her spokesperson.
According to the spokesperson, and as first reported by <b>CNN</b>, Kardashian was held up at gunpoint by a pair of masked men posing as police officers. The robbers tied up Kardashian and locked her in the bathroom of a private Paris residence before walking away with more than $10 million worth of jewelry and other valuables, police said.
Previously, Kardashian was attacked outside a Paris fashion week show in 2014.
BREAKING: Spokeswoman says Kim Kardashian held up at gunpoint at Paris hotel room by men dressed as police.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 3, 2016
Here's the scene of Kardashian's Paris residence as police continued to investigate.
The spokesperson told CNN the reality star was "badly shaken but physically unharmed" after the men, who were also posed as police officers, held her up inside her hotel room.
Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, abruptly stopped his performance at the Meadows Festival in New York City when he heard what happened to his wife, telling the crowd it was a 'family emergency.'
Several videos were posted on Twitter of West stopping his performance mid-song.
Here's the moment Kanye told fans he was leaving the concert.
Due to an emergency, Kanye West had to end his performance early. Please get home safely.— The Meadows NYC (@themeadowsnyc) October 3, 2016
50 bucks Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint by the same people that robbed Ryan Lochte— Ryan Broems (@ryanbroems) October 3, 2016
Some Twitter users made fun of Kardashian, <b>remembering another high-profile "robbery."</b>
Even if you're not a Kim Kardashian fan, there is nothing remotely funny about a woman of two children being tied and held at gunpoint.— Georgia Cutts (@grgctts) October 3, 2016
But supporters quickly jumped to her defense.
Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint gets worldwide press. People dying everyday due to war gets nothing. Our fault for being celebrity obsessed.— Parveen Agnihotri (@Parveen_Comms) October 3, 2016
Some found the amount of press coverage hypocritical.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.