Hero U.S. Soldier Took AK47 From Train Terrorist and Beat Him Unconscious With it
In an interview with Sky News, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos explained how his first-ever trip to Europe took an unexpected turn after a Moroccan terrorist started firing on a crowded train from Belgium to France. He was one of a number of American service personnel travelling on the train as 26-year-old Ayoub el-Qahzzani started his rampage, injuring at least two seriously – including an as of yet unidentified American soldier.
A British citizen is also reported as among the injured.
Afghanistan veteran Skarlatos told British television: “I saw a guy enter the train with an AK and a handgun. At that time, I ducked down, and my friend Spencer [United States Air Force] ducked down. I looked to him and said to Spencer, let’s go.
“Spencer got to the guy first, grabbed the guy by the neck, and I grabbed the handgun and got the handgun away from the guy… then I grabbed the AK by his feet and started muzzle-bumping him in the head with it. And then everyone just started beating on the guy while Spencer held the choke-hold until he went unconscious”.
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