5 Things to Know About the Americans Who Stopped the French Train Attack
On Friday, three Americans helped to subdue a rifle-toting attacker on a French high speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris before he could carry out an attack. Here’s what we know about the men U.S. European Command Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove called “heroes.”
Who They Are
The Americans, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, are friends who were traveling in Europe on vacation, according to CNN. Stone and Sadler live in Sacramento, Cal. while Skarlatos is from Roseburg, Ore. Sadler is a senior at Sacramento State University studying physical therapy.
Stone is a member of the Air Force, Skarlatos is a member of the National Guard who recently returned from Afghanistan, and Sadler is a civilian.