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France train shooting: Hollande awards Legion d’honneur – BBC News

France train shooting: Hollande awards Legion d’honneur – BBC News

Three Americans and a Briton who foiled a suspected terror attack on a train have received France’s top honour from President Francois Hollande.

Mr Hollande presented Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Briton Chris Norman with the Legion d’honneur at the Elysee Palace.

Two other unnamed passengers will receive the honour at a later date.

The passengers overpowered a suspected radical Islamist on a high-speed train bound for Paris on Friday.

French authorities are questioning the suspect, 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani.

 

Mr Hollande pinned medals on the chests of the four passengers at a ceremony in Paris on Monday morning.

“We are here to honour four men who, thanks to their bravery, managed to save lives,” he said.

Source: France train shooting: Hollande awards Legion d’honneur – BBC News