Shooting on a High Speed Train
A young man, possibly Moroccan, rampaged firing indiscriminately a Kalashnikov and knifing passengers on a Amsterdam to Paris high speed train.
Two train passengers, in the aisle of a carriage, were faced with an armed maniac on the Thalys train as it crossed the Belgium border into northern France.
The commotion woke up three off duty US soldiers and a UK born citizen. They charged at and overpowered the assailant.
French President François Hollande presented the ‘Legion of Honour‘ to the four brave men at a ceremony in Paris on 24th August 2015.
commotion: a noisy disturbance.
commotion in other languages
Read by John Edwin Skelton.