Crime & Courts

Guman shoots 3 people with AK-47 on Paris bound train

An unidentified 26-year-old Moroccan man shot three people, American, British and French nationals on a Paris bound train.  The gunman was subdued by off-duty U.S. soldiers.  The high-speed train originated in Amsterdam and was en route to Paris.

“Two of the victims were in critical condition, according to a statement from the office of President Francois Hollande.”  The incident has ended and under control according to the train company, Thalys.

“A man was arrested when the train stopped at Arras station in northern France but his motives were not yet known, a ministry spokesman said. Three U.S. Marines were on board the train and overpowered the man, French media said.”

A woman from New York who was travleing on the train, Christina Coons, said that she saw a man shot in the neck and collapse on the floor.

Terrorist connections to the attack are still being investigated.

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