French train attack heroes honoured

French train attack heroes honoured

Three Americans and one British man have been hailed as heroes after overpowering a gunman aboard a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday.


An alleged train massacre was averted in France when Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos and Briton, Chris Norman charged into a suspected gunman. 

In an interview, Sadler has described how he and friends saw the gunman emerge from a train bathroom carrying a Kalashnikov and that they instinctively leapt into action.

While 62 year-old Norman - who grew up in South Africa - has described how the four worked well as a team to subdue the suspect which was crucial.

Twenty-five-year-old Moroccan national, Ayob El Khazzani boarded the Paris-bound express in Brussels on Friday heavily armed.

The men were awarded the Legion d'Honneur by the French president Francois Hollande.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has praised their heroism, expressing his "profound gratitude for their courage and quick thinking."

The suspect was arrested when the train stopped in the French town, Arras. 

Two people were injured in the attack. 

Watch the aftermath of the attack after the suspect was bound. WARNING: Not for senstive viewers.

(File photo: Getty Images)

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