3 Men Granted French Citizenship for Thwarting Train Attack - NBC Southern California

3 Men Granted French Citizenship for Thwarting Train Attack

All three men are from the Sacramento area

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    Three Men Who Stopped Train Attack Honored in Sacramento

    Three friends from Sacramento who prevented a terror attack overseas were once again in the spotlight Sunday. (Published Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018)

    Three California men have been granted French citizenship for their role in thwarting a terror attack on a French train in 2015.

    Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler were naturalized Thursday at a ceremony in Sacramento. They were honored by Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, consul general of France in San Francisco, and Guy Michelier, honorary consul of France in Sacramento.

    The three men were traveling from Amsterdam to Paris during a trip in Europe when they helped subdue a man who opened fire inside the train. Authorities say attacker, Ayoub El-Khazzani, had ties to radical Islam.

    Skarlatos is a former member of the Oregon National Guard, and Stone is a former Airman 1st Class in the United States Airforce.

    Arrest Made In Train Hero Stabbing

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    Police in Sacramento, California have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the stabbing of French train attack hero Spencer Stone.
    (Published Friday, Nov. 6, 2015)

    All three men are from the Sacramento area.

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