One US troop injured in France train attack: Pentagon

21st August 2015, Comments 1 comment

One of the people injured in an attack on a French train was a US military member, the Pentagon confirmed Friday, amid reports that two US Marines had overpowered the gunman and stopped a massacre.

"We are aware of the reports and can only confirm that one military member was injured in the incident," Pentagon spokesman Commander William Urban said.

Urban said the servicemember's injuries were not life-threatening. No more information was immediately available.

The gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, injuring at least two people before he was overpowered by two American passengers, French investigators said.

CNN reported that the Marines, in civilian clothing, had overpowered an Islamist militant who was loading his Kalashnikov assault rifle, and that the gunman had fired on the Marines with a handgun.

© 2015 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • Wes posted:

    on 22nd August 2015, 04:22:55 - Reply

    God Bless the Marines! True men of glory.