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    France - Three injured in attack on Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train, 21 Aug 2015

    http://www.francetvinfo.fr/faits-div...s_1050967.html


    A man armed with knives and a Kalashnikov has wounded three passengers on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris.
    The train is halted at Arras station in northern France,
    2 US Marines on the train overpowered the perpetrator.
    The French actor Jean Hughes Anglade is among the wounded.

    A terrorist attack is suspected.
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34023361

    A gunman has injured three people on a train between Amsterdam and Paris before being overpowered by passengers, according to French rail company SNCF.


    French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was heading to Arras in the wake of the attack, his ministry said.


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    http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/ar...n=page-fan-vdn

    According to our information, gathered on the spot, the man of North African origin had fireda Kalashnikov before being overpowered by passengers of American origin.
    The prefect of Pas-de-Calais, Fabienne Buccio, is on location, where a press conference is being held. The main lead considered is a terrorist attack and Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, is expected on location in the evening.

    According to our information, two American soldiers would have heard in the toilets the sound of the breech of a heavy weapon being loaded. They intervened to subdue the man before he could use the weapon in the train. The two soldiers were injured, one by a gunshot, the other with a knife, according to the prosecutor.

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    Several sources:

    Attacker was also in posession of a handgun.

    No safety checks on Thalys to speak of, according to commentors who travel regularly on this hi-speed train.
    Surprised that this did not happen earlier.
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    Attacker was in posession of 9 magazines for the Kalashnikov.


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    The standard magazine capacity is 30 rounds.

    Do the math.
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    US, Brit marines stop susp terror attack on Amsterdam to Paris train

    Three people have been wounded after a shooting aboard a high speed train travelling from Amsterdam in the Netherlands (Holland) to Paris, France. The attack happened in Arras, France.

    A suspect, armed with a knife and a rifle, has been arrested. No further details yet.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/48792...gh-speed-train
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    Seeing info this is a suspected terror attack and it was stopped dead in its tracks by 3 US Marines. But I can't confirm yet.
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    yikes. That would be so frightening to be trapped on a moving train with someone shooting and stabbing passengers!
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    Yep. US and a British Marine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    yikes. That would be so frightening to be trapped on a moving train with someone shooting and stabbing passengers!
    But how great he chose a carriage with three marines aboard who knew what to do. I believe (rumor) he was punched to the ground.
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    An American and a British passenger were gravely wounded.

    The news is a bit confusing on this point, it is unclear if the wounded are the same as those who subdued the attacker.
    Last edited by ZaZara; 08-21-2015 at 03:35 PM. Reason: typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    But how great he chose a carriage with three marines aboard who knew what to do. I believe (rumor) he was punched to the ground.
    I am so glad he chose the wrong place. It could have ended in a lot of carnage if he hadn't.
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    The marines got injured. One with a knife, one with the Kalashnikov.

    Sounds like he may have been loading up, ready to open fire when the train reached Paris but the marines caught him in the toilet.

    Suspect is a 27 year old Morrocan man.

    The local paper La Voix du Nord reported that two US marines on the train had overpowered the man. The paper reported that the marines had intervened when the man was loading heavy ammunition in a toilet on the train. Both marines were reported to have been injured, one by gunfire, the other by a knife.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-gunman-france
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    Seems like all 3 marines got wounded.

    Two of the victims were seriously injured and at least one suffered gunshot wounds, an SNCF spokesman said.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-gunman-france
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    @itele / itele.fr

    #Arras Shooting "a man opened fire for an unknown reason, we do not yet know his identity" (PH Brandet, Interior)

    PH Brandet (Interior spokesman) confirms on itele that "two people are seriously wounded, including one with life threatening injuries"

    #Arras Shooting "a man opened fire for an unknown reason, we do not yet know his identity" (PH Brandet, Interior)

    Shooting #Arras> "the man was arrested, the wounded would be of British and American origin" (PH Brandet /itele)

    Shooting #Arras> "the individual arrested was in possession of a Kalashnikov," "presence of a handgun and a knife"

    Shooting #Arras> "this man could have boarded the Thalys at the stop in Brussels"

    #Arras Shooting: 3 people injured in a shooting aboard a Thalys Amsterdam> Paris ...

    Shooting #Arras> the terrorism prosecutor of Paris has taken the lead in the investigation

    Shooting #Arras> individual detained "says he is Moroccan-born, 26 years of age"

    Shooting #Arras> "this information to be confirmed because the individual has no identity papers on him"

    Shooting #Arras in #Thalys> the suspect was the subject of an intelligence file according to a police source (AFP)


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