Video of train attacker surfaces

Thalys attack
One of the injured in a shooting on a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris. Aug. 21, 2015 (photo: Christina Cathleen Coons / Twitter / @FreedomFilmLLC). (One of the injured in a shooting on a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris. Aug. 21, 2015 (photo: Christina Cathleen Coons / Twitter / @FreedomFilmLLC))

Video taken from inside a shows blood smeared on windows and dinner tables with a tied-up man on the floor and an American serviceman applying pressure to a second victim's wounds. The American, likely U.S. Air Force member Spencer Stone, is also injured.

The incident happened Friday at about 5:50 p.m. when a man carrying a handgun and a rifle shot one person causing panic on the train. Stone and an American National Guardsman, Alek Skarlatos, , American university student Anthony Sadler, they reportedly knocked the attacker unconscious.

The gunman was arrested when the Thalys train was diverted to a station about 45 minutes outside of Paris. The train route runs several times daily from Amsterdam to Paris, with a stop mid-way in Brussels.

The alleged attacker is believed to be a 26-year-old man of Moroccan descent. No motive has yet been revealed.

 

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