American Marines Take Down Gunman on Paris-Bound Train

Aug 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm |

Story Courtesy: Storyful, Rachael Kennedy

A gunman opened fire aboard a train en route from Amsterdam to Paris on August 21, leaving a number of people injured. According to La Voix du Nord, French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade was among the injured. The gunman was reportedly overpowered by off-duty US soldiers when the train stopped in the French city of Arras.

The gunman, a 26-year-old Moroccan was in possession of both knives and several firearms on the train.

Two US Marines on leave noted that he had been acting suspicious, and followed the man as he carried a large bag to the bathroom. When they heard what appeared to be the sound of a gun being loaded they inquired as to what was in the bag. It was at that time that the gunman pulled out a gun and wounded one of the soldiers and several other passengers.

Police say they have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive for the attack as they continue their investigation.

The below footage shows the gunman being brought off the train and into custody.

BREAKING NEWS: Police have yet to rule out terrorism as the gunman’s motive.