Saturday, 22 August 2015

Three Americans thwarted potential massacre in a train

The suspected attacker was armed with a Kalashnikov assault weapon, nine chargers, a Luger automatic pistol, a 9mm charger and a box cutter, reports said..
What could have turned out to be a massacre in a train from Amsterdam to Paris was thwarted by a British and the 3 American passengers. 
"I saw a man with what I think was an AK-47 -- anyway, it was some kind of machine gun or submachine gun," said the British man, Chris Norman.

"My first reaction was to sit down and hide. Then I heard one guy, an American, say, 'Go get him' and I
heard another American say, 'Don't you do that, buddy' or something like that."

By the time the suspect was subdued, three people had non life-threatening injuries, said Anthony Blondeau, a spokesman for the city of Arras in northern France, where the train pulled up after the incident and the suspect was arrested. One of the Americans who subdued the gunman was among the injured.

. The identity of the suspect is not yet fully established, but he could be a man of Moroccan origin, who lived in Spain in 2014 and Belgium in 2015 and had ties to radical Islam, according to Cazeneuve.

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