3 Wounded in Attack Aboard High-Speed Train in France – ABC News

Three people were wounded in an attack aboard a high-speed train in France today by a gunman armed with an automatic weapon and a knife, officials said.

Two were wounded directly by the gunman and one was hurt while trying to run away, a French Anti-terrorism Unit spokesman told ABC News. It is unclear if the injuries were from gunfire or the knife, the spokesman said.

The suspect, armed with an automatic rifle and a knife, was taken into custody and the train was evacuated.

The motive for the attack was unknown.

The train was on its way from Amsterdam to Paris, according to a spokesman for France’s interior ministry.

PHOTO: French judicial police stand on the train platform near gun cartridges and a backpack in Arras, France, Aug. 21, 2015.

French President Francois Hollande expressed his solidarity with the wounded.

The French Anti-terrorism Unit is investigating, the spokesman said.

This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.


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