U2 frontman Bono was rescued by armed officers after being caught up in the Bastille Day terror in Nice on Thursday night.

The U2 frontman, who owns a home in nearby Eze, was out for dinner with his wife, Ali Hewson, and friends at La Petite Maison restaurant near the seafront when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a lorry into the crowd who were thronging the street to celebrate the French national holiday. Bouhlel killed 84 people and wounded numerous others before he was shot dead by police.

Restaurant owner Anne-Laure Rubi told La Parisienne magazine that restaurant staff pulled down the shutters and instructed everyone inside to remain calm.

A source said: “It took around half an hour for the police to get us out. Like everybody else, Bono had to put his hands on his head, and was told to remain calm," a source told the publication. 

“The police were clearly very worried that terrorists might still be at large, and everybody was under suspicion.”

According to reports, Bono was dining with footballer Karim Benzema’s lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti and the French chef Alain Ducasse.

Last November U2 were rehearsing in Paris when the so-called Islamic State launched a terrorist attack killing over 130 people in the city.

Earlier on Thursday night, U2 bassist Adam Clayton had tweeted an image  of the sky over France and said, "Storm over France, July 14 - Adam."