French-American honored for helping thwart 2015 train attack

September 22, 2016 7:22 PM

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PARIS – President Francois Hollande has bestowed a Legion of Honor award on a French-American who was among passengers who stopped a gunman on a high-speed train in 2015, and was wounded after grabbing his assault rifle.

Mark Moogalian, 52, was honored on Thursday at the Elysee Palace. He was hospitalized when three Americans and a British man who overpowered Moroccan suspect, Ayoub El-Khazzani, were honored.

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