American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker


One of three Americans hailed as heroes for tackling an alleged Islamic state gunmen aboard a Paris bound train testified at the man's trial in Paris this happened on a train from Amsterdam to Paris in twenty fifteen this law a guy entering the train with an A. K. and the handgun in court Alex Skarlatos says he yanked a pistol from the attacker's hand turned it on him pull the trigger but it didn't fire in my initial statement to French police I did not say that because I was unsure of French self defense laws Scarlatti within two long time friends were vacationing together we had actually joked about something like this happening and it was just I don't know how to describe it but it's just a sense of who we were all on the same page without speaking about it this was all made into a movie directed by Clint Eastwood if convicted the attacker faces a maximum life sentence I'm at Donahue

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