Americans recount how they subdued train attack gunman

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PARIS — U.S. airman Spencer Stone says he was awakened from a nap before springing into action and subduing a gunman on a high-speed train with two other Americans he was traveling with.

Stone says he turned around and saw a man holding an assault rifle and that it “looked like it was jammed and it wasn’t working.” In his first remarks since Friday’s attack on an Amsterdam-to-Paris train, Stone recounted how he and his friends took down the gunman before choking him unconscious.

US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, off-duty US servicemen Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos attend a press conference at the US embassy in Paris on August 23, 2015, two days after 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani opened fire on a Thalys train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring two people before being tackled by several passengers including off-duty American servicemen. (THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, off-duty US servicemen Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos attend a press conference at the US embassy in Paris on August 23, 2015, two days after 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani opened fire on a Thalys train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring two people before being tackled by several passengers including off-duty American servicemen. (THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Stone was speaking at a live news conference at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris on Sunday along with Anthony Sadler and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos.

Spencer, wearing a sling on his left arm, was wounded in the attack and said he will receive further medical treatment in Germany.