U.S. Servicemen HEAR Terrorist Muslim Loading Up Kalashnikov, Prevent MASSACRE On French Train
An attempted terrorist attack in France has been foiled by two bad-ass American Marines who HEARD a Moroccan guy loading his Kalashnikov rifle in the bathroom, and overpowered him before he could begin his massacre!
France’s Interior Minister says two American passengers subdued a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris.
One of the Americans was hospitalized with serious wounds.
The two were US marines who heard the gunman loading a kalashnikov rifle in the train’s bathroom.
Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve says the Americans “were particularly courageous and showed great bravery in very difficult circumstances”.
He says without them the story could have been a lot worse.
A second person was also seriously wounded in the attack, while a third is being treated for minor injuries.
Can I point out that it was exactly their familiarity with guns that allowed them to realize what was happening and what they were listening to?
More from the Daily Mail:
A group of unarmed US Marines on board a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris foiled a terrorist attack after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, wounding three people.
The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, two US Marines were nearby and overpowered him before he could massacre passengers.
The suspected terrorist had at least nine full magazines of ammunition holding almost 200 rounds. He was also carrying a knife.
Unfortunately, one of the Marines was shot and is believed to be in a critical condition.
Speaking in Arras, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised the Marines for their timely intervention.
He said: ‘Thanks to them we have averted a drama.
‘(The Americans were) particularly courageous and showed extreme bravery in extremely difficult circumstances.’
The man was arrested by police near the town of Arras in northern France.
Train company Thalys confirmed the incident happened. A spokesman said: ‘The situation is under control, the travellers are safe. The train stopped and the emergency services are on site.’
Thank God for the U.S. Marines. Let’s pray the hospitalized Marine recovers from his wounds.
Here’s a nice little update:
Lorthiois said the gunman shot one victim and injured another with a bladed weapon. A third person, French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, suffered a minor injury while activating the train’s emergency alarm, Lorthiois said.
SO the American Marines were stabbed and shot, and a Frenchman was injured while pulling an alarm. Yeeeeaah.
I have some pics that are reportedly of the two marines here, from French media sources.
Also, it appears that the one Marine did not sustain life threatening injuries:
#Thalys: the pentagone confirms that one of the two Americans was injured but "injury not life threatening". Trying to confirm identities.
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