Keyword: Thalys

US trio who stopped Amsterdam-Paris train attack play selves in movie

Three young American men Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone who overpowered a 25-year-old Moroccan national armed with an assault rifle on a Paris-bound Thalys high-speed train in August 2015 have been cast by Clint Eastwood to play themselves in a film about the events.

Belgian named as alleged mastermind of Paris terror attacks

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is also said to be associated with foiled train attack in August, has been linked to one of the Paris suicide bombers.

France to tighten train security in response to attacks

After thwarted attack in August, rail security officers will now be able to deny travel permission to anyone who refuses luggage search.

French train terror attack hero stabbed in California street fight

Police dismissed terror motive in attack on Spencer Stone, 25, who in August disarmed a gunman on an Amsterdam-Paris express.

Report finds staff on Amsterdam-Paris terror attack train reacted well

Internal probe finds staff on Thalys train, accused of leaving passengers to deal alone with gunman, had in fact showed "best possible" reaction.

EU ministers to discuss station scanners in wake of France train attack

Interior ministers hold security summit in Paris to formulate co-ordinated response to threat of an atrocity on Europe’s rail networks.

Did French train terror suspect slip through European security net?

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The man arrested after a thwarted attack on a train last Friday was known to intelligence agencies in several countries, including France. Yet Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, was still able to board a busy Paris-bound train after acquiring an assault rifle and ammunition. Michel Deléan and Louise Fessard ask if European secret services again let a potential terrorist through the net – or whether surveillance on so many potential suspects is simply impossible.

French president: we must prepare for new attacks

François Hollande said that Friday's train attack could have resulted in 'monstrous carnage' without the courage of several passengers.

Train attack saviours give press conference in Paris

Three US passengers who disarmed Thalys gunman said survival instinct drove them, that assailant appeared untrained and events felt 'very unreal'.

French police continue to question Amsterdam-Paris express gunman

Moroccan national Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, identified by his fingerprints, claims robbery was the motive of his attack on passengers of Thalys train.

Video footage of train attack scenes released

The images, filmed by one of three US men who overpowered the gunman, shows him trussed inside the carriage and his bundle of weapons.

Amsterdam-Paris train gunman 'is known Islamist who travelled to Syria'

Arrested gunman's given identity is that of a 26-year-old Moroccan known to Spanish, French authorities for links to radical Islamist movement.

Amsterdam-Paris train attack: witnesses recount scene of terror and heroics

One passenger said he heard 'click-click-click' like 'a toy' before a man jumped on the gunman, the whole sequence lasting '15 seconds'.

Hollande tribute to Americans who overpowered train gunman

The three young men, two of whom are servicemen, restrained the gunman who had begun shooting in a carriage of the train carrying 554 passengers.

Gun attack on Amsterdam-Paris high-speed train 'thwarted by US passengers'

Three people were wounded, one seriously, after a man with Kalashnikov, pistol and knife was overpowered and arrested on the Thalys train in France.