Official: Two U.S. Marines stop terrorist attack on train in France

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ARRAS, France – Two U.S. Marines are being credited with stopping a gunman from attacking civilians on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

Authorities say a gunman was about to launch an attack on a busy train when he was confronted by two Marines.

Counter terrorism officials say the gunman fired on them with a handgun, but was overpowered.

One of those Marines was injured, but is expected to be okay.

A senior European counter terrorism official told CNN that the attack is believed to be part of a terrorist plot and added that the Marines likely prevented a massacre.

The gunman, a Moroccan national, was on the radar screen of European counterterrorism agencies for his radical jihadist views, the official said.

They say he was sympathetic to ISIS, but they are not sure of his specific loyalties.

He was arrested and found to have several weapons and lots of ammunition.

In all, three people were injured, including one of the Marines.

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