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France: American passengers overpower gunman, prevent train massacre

  • Two American passengers reportedly overpowered a gunman who opened fire on a train in northern France.

    Three people, including one of the American passengers who tackled the gunman, have been injured.

    The incident occurred on the Thalys service, a high-speed train network, near Arras in northern France.

    The gunman, said to be a 26-year-old Moroccan, was arrested at Arras station. According to some reports, the men who overpowered him and thwarted a possible massacre belong to the US military.

    Source:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34023361

    Tagged as: France, French train shooting, American passengers, Thalys service, Arras, world news