PARIS: A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him, officials said.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where the suspected was detained, said one of the Americans was hospitalized with serious wounds. Their names were not immediately released.
Philippe Lorthiois, an official with the Alliance police union, said on i-Tele that the two Americans were soldiers. In Washington, the Pentagon said it "can only confirm that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident. The injury is not life-threatening."
一位叫菲利普的警官在 i-Tele 电视频道上说，两名美国人是士兵。在华盛顿，五角大楼表示目前只能证实其中一位美国军人在事件中受伤。不过他的伤不具有生命威胁。
The White House issued a statement saying that President Barack Obama was briefed on the shooting, and said, " While the investigation into the attack is in its early stages, it is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy."
Commendable work indeed by the two Americans.
Salut to the American heros ! They must've known quite well the danger in confronting a terrorist : a readiness to die which means he isn't the normal killer and therefore unpredictable.
Trained as these Americans are, they'd have known the immense risk in taking on a rabid terrorist. Yet, they did what they did knowing all the risks and the danger to their own lives. Most people would call it foolhardy but, these folks knew that their own lives would be in danger and yet went forward and saved lives. There aren't many like them. Let's pray that the one wounded will be back in action soon. God Bless America !
Uncle Sam saves the day again!
Timely and heroic act from the 2 Americans. Kudos!
2 Americans - Superman & Spiderman maybe or Batman & Hulk! American heros are always there..
soldiers or not their actions were very brave, (nicely done, get well soon)... Civilians should also have the strength and guts to stop something bad like this if they see it, then terrorism would reduce a lot because they would have no power over people...
Great work done by the US soldiers. They probably prevented a huge tragedy.
Kudos to the brave American soldiers..Had it not been for them, the outcome could have been catastrophic