US Servicemen stop potential bloodbath on French train.

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Off-duty members of the U.S. military subdued a gunman “known to intelligence services” after he opened fire, injuring three aboard on a high-speed train en route to Paris from Amsterdam Friday.

Three U.S. servicemen were on board the train and overpowered the man when the train stopped in the northern French city of Arras, 115 miles north of Paris, French media reported. Some reports said the men were U.S. Marines but that could not be confirmed…

… The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan, said Sliman Hamzi, an official with police union Alliance, said on French television i-Tele…

The motivation for the attack is unknown, officials said. AFP cited French officials saying the suspect is “known to intelligence services.”…

Let me help them out a bit. 26 year old Moroccan – “known to intelligence services” – armed with an AK47 and 300 loaded rounds – 3 guesses?

To the US Servicemen, Good job.

Update: Americans

Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, was traveling with childhood friends Spencer Stone, an Air Force serviceman from Carmichael, California, and Alek Skarlatos, a National Guardsmen from Roseburg, Oregon, when they heard a gunshot and breaking glass.

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One Response to “US Servicemen stop potential bloodbath on French train.”

  1. anan Says:

    Civil society at its best.

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