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Train gunman identified, American "hero" leaves hospital

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 01:04

France says the gunman on a train who was overpowered by American servicemen is a suspected Islamist militant. Gavino Garay reports.

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He's being called a hero both at home and abroad. U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone is seen leaving the hospital after being treated for knife wounds sustained when he and other passengers overpowered a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris the day before. Stone, two of his American friends, and other passengers helped overpower the attacker aboard the high speed train. Now, new details about the gunman's identity are beginning to emerge. France's interior minister says the gunman is a suspected Islamist militant. He's been identified by Spanish authorities as a 26-year-old Moroccan man who was under surveillance -- after he left Spain for France in 2014, traveled to Syria and then back to France. U.S. President Barack Obama personally called the American passengers to congratulate them for their efforts. French President Francois Hollande is expected to thank them in person in the coming days.

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Train gunman identified, American "hero" leaves hospital

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 01:04