Americans Foil Gunman on French Train, Officials Say

August 21, 2015

PARIS — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding at least three people before two American passengers subdued him, French officials said.

The Americans were not immediately identified but France’s interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said they “were particularly courageous and showed great bravery in very difficult circumstances.”

One of the Americans was among the wounded.

Read reporter Marlise Simons’ and other contributing reporters’ story in The New York Times by clicking here.

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