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Unarmed US Soldiers Take Down AK-Wielding Gunman On High-Speed Train To Paris

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter
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A U.S. airman, Oregon National Guardsman and their civilian friend reportedly took down a man with an AK-47 who opened fire on a high-speed train heading from Amsterdam to Paris Friday.

Reports say the servicemen heard the gunman loading his AK-47 in the bathroom before he opened fire, injuring three people, reported The Daily Mail. They tackled the man and detained him, until the train stopped and police arrested him.

Two of the victims were reported seriously injured.

The Telegraph reports counter-terror police have taken over the investigation, but France’s Interior ministry spokesman said: “Talking about a terrorist motive would be premature at the moment.”

The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan and known to intelligence sources.

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Editor’s Note: this article initially reported the men were Marines. They were in fact a U.S. airman, guardsman and civilian.

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