Francois Hollande, the French President, commends bravery of three Americans on train

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Francois Hollande, the President of France, has praised three Americans who it is thought stopped a terrorist attack on board a train in France. His office confirmed that he has already spoken to the three by phone and would also be meeting them in the near future.

The French Government said that they were still investigating the attack but that the terrorist is known to have radical Islamist links. The three Americans, including two marines, heard the terrorist preparing his gun in a toilet and attacked him to prevent the attack.

The Thalys train was en route from Amsterdam to Paris with 554 passengers on board. Jean-Hugues Anglade, a well-known French actor, was on board and suffered minor injuries when breaking the glass to alert the driver of the train.