Three people were injured-- one critically-- on Friday when a gunman armed with an AK-47 and knife opened fire on a high-speed train that originated in Amsterdam and was headed to Paris.
The suspected gunman was overpowered by off-duty U.S. soldiers
when the train stopped in the northern French city of Arras, La Voix du Nord reported. He was later arrested.
The victims were identified as an American, a Briton and a Frenchman. Earlier reports said two American service members were among the injured.
"The situation is under control, the travellers are safe. The train stopped and the emergency services are on site"
- Thalys, the train operator, on Twitter
"The situation is under control, the travellers are safe. The train stopped and the emergency services are on site," Thalys, the train operator, tweeted.
Two of the victims were considered to be seriously injured, the French state rail company SNCF said, according to the AFP. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is on his way to the scene. Passengers were evacuated and police have secured the area.
The identity of the gunman and the motivation for the attack is unknown, officials said.
3 injured on Paris-bound train after gunman armed with AK-47 opens fire | Fox News
People just fucking suck.