The heavily armed man who was overpowered on a train in France is thought to be known to the intelligence services, officials say. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the gunman is believed to be a 26-year old Moroccan with links to the "radical Islamist movement" reports the BBC.
However BBC sweeps the facts under a rug as they all-ready reported that the Spanish newspaper El Pais named the suspect as Ayoub El-Kahzzani, and said he had fought in Syria…. In other words: BBC already knows that the man IS A MUSLIM RADICAL and not just has connections with it.
Its amazing how the media hides the fact that each and every attack we have within EU has had some connection with the religion Islam in one way or another.
He was restrained by passengers, including two Americans who are members of the armed forces.
They have been praised by the French and American presidents.
Mr Cazeneuve stressed that the identity of the suspect had not been "established with certainty".
But he said that the man, who is being questioned near Paris, had identified himself as someone who was flagged up to French authorities by their Spanish counterparts in February 2014.
He is thought to have lived in France and Spain, and to have travelled to Syria, Agence France-Presse reported, citing unnamed security sources.
Here's what we know about what happened
The drama took place on board a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, via Brussels, on Friday afternoon.
The journey was apparently uneventful until the train, operated by Thalys, reached Oignies in northern France. A French passenger in carriage 12 who was trying to access the toilets suddenly ”was faced with an individual carrying a Kalashnikov rifle slung across his shoulder.
"The French passenger bravely tried to bring him under control before the attacker fired several shots…”
A gun was fired and a French-American passenger was injured by the bullet. The American passengers then intervened and managed to bring the attacker under control.
"They immobilised him on the floor and took away his weapon."
The gunman was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, an automatic pistol with ammunition clips, and a box cutter knife, French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said.
One of the Americans, Spencer Stone, seized the gunman, while a second, Alek Skarlatos, grabbed his guns, according to accounts from the passengers. A friend of theirs, Anthony Sadler, and Chris Norman, a British man who lives in France, also helped restrain the attacker.
Mr Norman told reporters on Saturday that he initially hid when he saw the gunman running down the aisle, before deciding that "perhaps the only chance was to act as a team". "He had a Kalashnikov, I don't know how many magazines he had.
My thought was, 'I'm probably going to die anyway so, let's go'," he said.
"I jumped up and I was actually the fourth person to begin working on the terrorist."
With Mr Stone holding the gunman in a headlock, the passengers hit him until he fell unconscious.
The gunman injured Mr Stone with a knife.
Mr Stone and another man, who received cuts to his neck, are being treated in hospital.
"I don't know why [the gunman] could not fire, but I think it was because his gun was jammed," said Mr Stone.
"We were all enormously lucky."
Mr Stone and Mr Skarlatos are members of the Air Force and the National Guard respectively.
The 554 passengers included French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, the star of Betty Blue and Nikita, who was lightly wounded breaking glass to sound the alarm.
French train staff went in hiding
In an interview with Paris Match magazine, Mr Anglade said “train staff entered a private cabin and locked it” when they heard gunshots, leaving the passengers alone.
"I thought it was the end, that we were going to die, that he was going to kill us all," he said.
However Agnes Ogier, the boss of Thalys, denied Mr Anglade's allegations, saying train staff "fulfilled their duties".
One member of staff found himself under fire and took five or six passengers with him into the baggage car, where he sounded the alarm, she said.
US President Barack Obama said the "heroic actions" of the passengers "may have prevented a far worse tragedy”.
British Prime Minister David Cameron praised their "extraordinary courage".
Neither presidents had them self's enough courage to speak out against the Muslims who do all these attacks.
And the fact that fighters who have been in Syria should be prohibited to return as they are a danger to each and every European.
The American men and Mr Norman were awarded medals for bravery by authorities in Arras.
Anti-terror investigators in Paris now have 96 hours to question the suspect.
Belgian prosecutors also opened an anti-terror investigation on Saturday morning.
France should have been on edge since the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish supermarket in Paris in January, which left 17 people dead. But the fact that France, Sweden and Germany etc let Islamist fighters return back after many times being part of gruesome atrocities against Christians.
We ask you the readers to stand up against this indifference by our leaders and their intentional sweeping all Islam related violence under a rug! Enough is enough Islamists need to be prohibited to return not only to one nation but both EU and US simultaneously.
At last lets look at the Islamist attacks since 2012
11-22 March 2012
Toulouse and Montauban shootings, murdering three French paratroopers, a Jewish Rabbi and three Jewish schoolchildren (aged eight, six and three) carried out over a period of 11 days by Mohammed Merah.
23 May 2013
2013 La Défense attack by an Islamist knifeman against a French soldier in the Paris suburb of La Defence.
20 December 2014
2014 Joué-lès-Tours attack. A man yelling "Allahu Akbar" attacked a police office with a knife. He was killed and 3 police officers were injured.
21 December 2014
2014 Dijon attack. A man yelling "Allahu Akbar" ran over 11 pedestrians with his vehicle.
22 December 2014
2014 Nantes attack. A man yelling "Allahu Akbar" ran over 10 pedestrians with his vehicle, killing one, then attempted suicide.
7-9 January 2015
2015 Île-de-France attacks, a mass shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, carried out by Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, two Islamist gunmen who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda in Yemen. During this period, a third Islamist gunmen and close friend of the Kouachi brothers, Amedy Coulibaly is responsible for two shootings and an hostage taking at a Hypercacher kosher market. He said he synchronized his attacks with the Kouachi brothers. Coulibaly had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
3 February 2015
3 military men, guarding a Jewish community center in Nice, are attacked by Moussa Coulibaly (not related to the January Coulibaly attacks).
19 April 2015
Unsuccessful attack against 2 churches in Villejuif by an Algerian jihadist. He killed a woman probably when trying to steal her car but accidentally shot himself in the leg, putting an end to his plans.
26 June 2015
Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack. An Islamist delivery driver probably linked to ISIS decapitated a man and rammed a company van into gas cylinders at the Air Products gas factory in an attempt to blow up the building.
21 August 2015
2015 Thalys attack. An attempted mass shooting occurred on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. Five people were injured, including the assailant who was subdued by other passengers.