Train gunman charged with terrorism

August 26, 2015 10:40 AM

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A man who authorities say intended to commit mass murder on a train as it headed through Europe on Friday has been charged with terrorism, the Paris prosecutor's office confirmed Wednesday.

Ayoub El-Khazzani, 26, boarded the high-speed, Amsterdam-to-Paris train armed with an assault rifle, 9mm handgun, box cutter and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, authorities said. He was tackled and overpowered by three Americans, a French-American, a French national and a Briton.

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