Europe, Obama Hail Americans Who Stopped Train Attack
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Among the other heroes of the night-time drama was a Frenchman on his way to the toilet who was first to tackle the assailant as he entered the carriage, and a 62-year-old Briton who still had blood spattered over his shirt as he spoke to journalists on Friday night.
But it may have been Stone, 23, of Lajes Air Base, Azores, who took the biggest risk. Eskel said his nephew’s height of at least 6 feet 2 inches (1.9 meters) and Jujitsu martial art and American football background probably helped him.
“He was the first one to jump on him, he’s the one who got cut up … none of us are injured but Spencer took a few injuries and he just had no fear,” 23-year-old student Anthony Sadler, told Reuters.
“That’s our friend so once we saw him go we had to go and join him … we couldn’t have just left everybody die like that. It was a crazy situation, said Sadler, a student at Sacramento State University.
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There’s a survival theory about the three types of reaction — 50% freeze, 40% panic, and 10% act. And, it’s the action ones that survive.
So we have about 5 of the people in that car who acted.
In another story, the criminal asked for his gun back?
As a pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I’m surprise that the criminal survived.
When defending yourself, most training is to kill. But, I guess these fellows were really good at controlling their emotions. After all it’s “kill or be killed”; not “restrain the perp or be killed”.
Criminals are not stupid. That’s why mass murderers seek out gun free zones.
We have to just change the incentives.
Anyway, hope that I can act like this hero and save some lives.
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