Published on August 22nd, 2015 | by Capital Public Radio
Sac State Student 1 Of 3 Americans Hailed For Subduing Gunman On Train In Belgium
-Sacramento State release
Updated at 1:45 p.m.
More details are emerging about the incident in which three Americans, including two U.S. servicemen traveling in civilian clothes, overpowered, tackled and subdued a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman aboard a high-speed train in Belgium.
One of those who helped take down the assailant was slashed multiple times with a box cutter in the scuffle and remains hospitalized with non-life threatening wounds, according to The Associated Press.
A 26-year-old Moroccan man, identified in French media as Ayoub El-Khazzani, has been taken into custody. El-Khazzani is believed to have links to Islamist radicals, has been taken into custody.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has called the train incident a “terrorist attack.”
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