Breaking news out of France where we’re seeing reports of three passengers injured after a man armed with a gun and knives opened fire on a train travelling between Amsterdam and Paris:
And according to the Telegraph, the gunman was armed with a Kalashnikov and the passengers who took him down were U.S. Marines:
Updates to follow.
Update 3:37. AFP reports that the suspect is of Moroccan origin and known to French intelligence sources:
Update 5:13. One of the two Americans who stopped the attack was seriously wounded:
From the AP:
Cazeneuve said the American passengers “were particularly courageous and showed great bravery in very difficult circumstances” and that “without their sangfroid we could have been confronted with a terrible drama.”
A second person was also seriously wounded in the attack, while a third is being treated for minor injuries.
Update 5:26. Confirmed as a member of the U.S. military:
Update 5:38. Who could’ve predicted this one?