Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

U.S. and U.K. tourists stop shooter on French train while French crew cowers in fear

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

U.S. and U.K. tourists stop shooter on French train while French crew cowers in fear

Old 08-22-15, 04:22 PM
  #1  
Political Exile
Thread Starter
 
grundle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,389
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
U.S. and U.K. tourists stop shooter on French train while French crew cowers in fear

Hooray for these heroes!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...dam-Paris.html

Crew on Paris-bound train 'barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist went on the rampage leaving PASSENGERS to take him down'

August 21, 2015

Train staff on board train which was the scene of a foiled terrorist attack accused of abandoning passengers

A man named in reports as Ayoub el-Qahzzani opened fire on train which had more than 550 passengers on board

He was arrested by police at a train station in Arras and was initially taken to hospital but is now in custody

The 26-year-old Moroccan national is a suspected radical Islamist who was known to security services

Air Force airman Spencer Stone ran at the gunman when he opened fire on the high speed service to Paris

Was on the train with friend Oregon National Guard member Alek Skarlatos, 22, who was travelling through Europe

With the help of Anthony Sadler, from California, and British national Chris Norman, they stopped the attack


Three people, including Stone, wounded in the attack and French police have hailed the bravery of the bystanders

French media report the man denies being a terrorist and instead claims he wanted to carry out an armed robbery

Also claims he wanted to ransom off passengers and he found the weapons in a bag 'by chance in a Brussels Park'

Train staff on board the high speed train which was the scene of a suspected Islamic extremist attack yesterday have been accused of barricading themselves in their staffroom and locking the door, leaving passengers to fend for themselves.

The Moroccan terrorist was disarmed and beaten unconscious by US servicemen and a British man after he opened fire on a Paris-bound train with a Kalashnikov.

Now, French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, who was on board the Thalys train during the attack has slammed train staff who he claims locked themselves in an office away from the attacker and refused to help the trapped passengers.

But the head of Thalys, the train company that ran the train on which the attempted attack took place, denied that passengers were abandoned.



Heroes pictured from left to right: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler who disarmed the gunman on a train at Arras, France. The terrorist was beaten unconscious by the US servicemen and a British man after he opened fire on a Paris-bound train



The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, got on the train in Brussels and attempted his attack soon after crossing the French border. He was beaten unconscious by three men on board

Thwarted train gunman was part of an Islamic terrorist cell
which came within hours of carrying out another 'major' attack

Thwarted train gunman Ayoub El-Qahzzani was part of an Islamic terrorist cell which came within hours of carrying out a 'major' attack in Belgium before it was shut down in a deadly fire-fight with police, according to French media reports.

El-Qahzzani has been linked to a gang of Muslim fanatics in Belgium who opened fire on anti-terrorism officers when Special Forces closed in on them near the railway station in the eastern city of Verviers, in January 2015.

Two terrorist suspects were killed and a third was arrested in the operation, close to the Belgian border with Germany.

Now El-Qahzzani has been linked to this terrorist cell, which was made up of Islamic extremists who had returned to Europe after fighting against the Assad regime in Syria.

France's La Voix du Nord newspaper reported: 'According to our sources, he [Al Qahzzani] was part of the same jihadist group which attacked on Belgian anti-terrorist police in a violent fire-fight in January 2015, in Verviers, near Liege.

'It appears that he had been identified as a potential security threat by the Spanish authorities who had alerted French authorities and had asked them for further information about him.'
grundle is offline  
Old 08-22-15, 04:30 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 30,948
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: U.S. and U.K. tourists stop shooter on French train while French crew cowers in f

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/religion-po...nch-train.html
Why So Blu? is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.