France interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve
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French minister praises passengers in train attack

Three people have been hurt after a heavily-armed man opened fire on a train in northern France, before being overpowered by two American passengers.

The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service near Arras, and the attacker was arrested at Arras station.

The French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking near the scene in northern France, said the Americans had shown "extreme bravery in extremely difficult circumstances."

  • 21 Aug 2015