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Via France 24:
The three Americans, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler who overpowered a heavily-armed gunman in a train, and have been hailed as “heroes” had a press conference at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris over the weekend.
The alleged attacker, 25-year-old Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani, boarded a high-speed train in Brussels bound for Paris on Friday carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, an automatic pistol, ammunition and a box-cutter.
“The gunman would have been successful if my friend Spencer had not gotten up. I want that lesson to be learned. In times of terror like that to please do something. Don’t just stand by and watch.”
— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) August 23, 2015
— CNN (@CNN) August 23, 2015
— U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) August 24, 2015
Great to see the Americans and Brit who foiled the train attack receive the French Legion of Honor award http://t.co/b5byV68nlM
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) August 24, 2015
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) August 24, 2015