Phone footage captured on the train after the attack. 

American forces have again proven themselves in Europe, this time on holiday. Several Americans from the Air Force, the Army, and a private citizen have prevented what could have easily been a travesty, in a random act of vigilant counter-terrorism.  The three heroes are Anthony Sadler, a private citizen, Alex Skarlatos, of the Oregon Army National Guard, and Spencer Stone, of the USAF who sustained injuries while detaining the attacker.

A man armed with a AK-74u, a box cutter, and a handgun eerily rose out of a bathroom on a heavily occupied Amsterdam to Paris bound train within Belgian borders and with the intent to kill, but was subdued…only wounding three, one seriously in the attack.

Anthony Sadler on the train, describes the account. Image courtesy of Facebook.
Anthony Sadler on the train, describes the account. Image courtesy of Facebook.

The thwarted attack resulted in three injuries including Stone, an American Airman who helped to subdue the instigator, an unidentified U.S. citizen, and a French citizen Jean-Hugues Anglade were also listed as injured.