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Hero U.S. Soldier Took AK47 From Train Terrorist and Beat Him Unconscious With it

ap_ap-photo1158-640x454An American soldier who was part of a group who took down a terrorist attempting to shoot up an intercity train in France has spoken of his experience to British television.

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.

MagazinesFrench Police Officers and Detectives Stand Over the Terrorist’s Backpack And Contents – Banana Magazines For an AK47 Rifle / Reuters

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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