Train gunman traveled to Syria, Spanish officials say

August 22, 2015 11:33 AM

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Train gunman traveled to Syria, Spanish officials say

A young Moroccan subdued by 3 Americans as he was apparently preparing to open fire inside a high-speed train en route to Paris had recently lived in Spain and had traveled to Syria, Spanish officials said Saturday.

An official linked to Spain's anti-terrorism unit said the suspect lived in Spain until 2014, then moved to France, traveled to Syria, and then returned to France, the Associated Press reported. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be identified by name.

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