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3 wounded as off-duty US servicemen subdue gunman on Paris-bound train
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3 wounded as off-duty US servicemen subdue gunman on Paris-bound train
Published August 21, 2015FoxNews.com

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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. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/21/2-a...tcmp=hpbt1
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That has been
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http://www.wfmz.com/news/3-hurt-in-shoot...e/34848562
Quote:A massacre on a high-speed train in France was prevented Friday when two U.S. Marines in civilian clothing surprised an Islamist militant, a senior European counterterrorism official told CNN.

The suspect was loading his automatic Kalashnikov rifle in a toilet when the two Marines confronted him, the source said.

The gunman fired on the Marines with a handgun, the official said, wounding at least one of them. Three people were injured aboard the Thalys train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, authorities said.

The Marines overpowered the suspect, who was placed under arrest when the train was rerouted to the town of Arras, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) north of Paris. One of the Marines was wounded, the Pentagon said.

The gunman, a Moroccan national, was on the radar screen of European counterterrorism agencies for his radical jihadist views, the official said.

A second security source told CNN the gunman was known by French intelligence. The official said it appeared the gunman was sympathetic to ISIS, but a full determination on his specific loyalties had yet to be reached.

The man had plenty of ammunition, the first official said, and the Marines prevented a massacre.

The attack has not officially been classified as an act of terrorism, although the senior European counterterrorism official indicated it was.

Calling the attack "an attack of barbaric violence," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the anti-terrorism prosecutor's office in Paris will investigate.

He expressed "gratitude and admiration" for the Marines help.

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries but their lives are not in danger, said Anthony Blondeau, spokesman for the city of Arras. He said one of them was an American.

A Pentagon spokesman told CNN: "We are aware of the reports and at this point, can only confirm that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident, the injury is non life-threatening. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available."

The third person injured was French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, who has a light hand injury, Blondeau said.

Christophe Piednoel, spokesman from the French railway company SNCF, said the suspect carried an automatic weapon and a bladed weapon.

France has been the site of several lone-wolf terror attacks this year, including the killing of 17 people in Paris in attacks on a satiric magazine and a kosher store.
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I guess Tyrone didn't warn them.

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Holy Crap,
this guy fucked up when he picked a train full of freedom to pick on. The wounded was an Airman from Oregon National Guard.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/21/europe/fra...-shooting/
Quote:The Marines overpowered the suspect, who was placed under arrest when the train was rerouted to the town of Arras, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) north of Paris.
A U.S. service member was wounded, the Pentagon said. A member of the Oregon National Guard on personal leave was involved, said spokesman Maj. Stephen Bomar.
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They weren't even USMC. Same results.
http://news.yahoo.com/france-3-people-wo...56825.html#

Quote:Two of the Americans were in the military, according to their traveling companion and childhood friend Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University. He told The Associated Press that the injured American was Spencer Stone of the Sacramento area and the other was Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, Oregon.

"We heard a gunshot, and we heard glass breaking behind us, and saw a train employee sprint past us down the aisle," Sadler said from France, describing the drama. Then, they saw a gunman entering the train car with an automatic rifle, he said.

"As he was cocking it to shoot it, Alek just yells, 'Spencer, go!' And Spencer runs down the aisle," Sadler said. "Spencer makes first contact, he tackles the guy, Alek wrestles the gun away from him, and the gunman pulls out a box cutter and slices Spencer a few times. And the three of us beat him until he was unconscious


Another passenger helped tie the gunman up, and Stone then helped another passenger who had been wounded in the throat and losing blood, Sadler said.

"The gunman never said a word," he added.

In Washington, the Pentagon said it "can only confirm that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident. The injury is not life-threatening."

The White House issued a statement saying that President Barack Obama was briefed on the shooting, and said, "While the investigation into the attack is in its early stages, it is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy."

The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan, according to Sliman Hamzi, an official with the Alliance police union, who spoke on French television i-Tele.

Stone is with the Air Force stationed in the Azores and Skarlotos, a 22-year-old National Guardsman, had returned from a deployment in Afghanistan in July, according to Skarlotos' step-mother Karen Skarlotos.

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Quote: "Spencer makes first contact, he tackles the guy, Alek wrestles the gun away from him, and the gunman pulls out a box cutter and slices Spencer a few times, and the three of us beat him until he was unconscious.

As it should be, but they stopped too soon. I'm surprised he wasn't "injured" by his own box cutter in all the confusion. Angel
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Quote: "Spencer makes first contact, he tackles the guy, Alek wrestles the gun away from him, and the gunman pulls out a box cutter and slices Spencer a few times, and the three of us beat him until he was unconscious.

As it should be, but they stopped too soon. I'm surprised he wasn't "injured" by his own box cutter in all the confusion. Angel

Agreed. They showed more restraint than that guy deserved.
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I guess no Air Force jokes for a while. Even though they weren't Marines I think the Gunny would approve and so would chuck-
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I like how they say that until they knocked him out he kept asking them to give him his gun back.

Really though, between what is happening in Sweden, The UK, France, and Germany what the fuck is it it going to take for them to go into a full on revolt and toss these politically correct, speech banning, diversity-above-common-sense preaching, progressive asshole politicians out on their fucking asses? We haven't been burned enough times yet in the U.S. to get to that point yet, but if over a decade my country became the rape capital of Europe like Sweden and most of those rapes were happening against the indigenous population while people minding their own business are being beheaded in Ikea I would be losing my fucking mind. I don't understand why the native Europeans don't rise up and say enough is enough. What the hell happened to real western men who actually have a pair to stand up against these weak trendy shitheads? I still couldn't believe someone got beheaded in broad daylight in London and nobody did anything to try to stop it they just got their cellphones out to tape it.
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