Gunman in high-speed train attack charged with terrorism

Aug 26, 2015 7:38 AM by Cheryl Wengren

PARIS (AP) - The Moroccan suspect in a foiled attack on a high-speed train has been charged with terrorism.

The Paris prosecutor's office says Ayoub El-Khazzani was charged overnight. The 26-year-old was tackled and tied up by at least five passengers, including three Americans and a Briton. El-Khazzani has denied terrorism plans and said he stumbled upon a bag of weapons and decided to rob passengers.

A Paris prosecutor has said that El-Khazzani watched a jihadi video on his cell phone moments before his attack and that - although he claimed to be homeless - he used a first-class ticket.


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