French high-speed train shooter charged with murder

Prosecutors said on Saturday they had charged and detained a man who grabbed a police officer’s gun and opened fire on a high-speed train to Paris on charges of attempted murder.

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The prosecutor’s office in the eastern town of Chalon-sur-Saône said the suspect “remained silent” after being brought before the prescribing judge, but did not name the suspect.

On Thursday, a man smashed a window of the TGV between Annecy and Paris with a sledgehammer, prompting train inspectors to call armed police on board for help.

During the fight, the man allegedly snatched a police officer’s military weapon and opened fire before being overpowered by the intervention of several passengers.

There were no reports of injuries.

(with newspaper company) French high-speed train shooter charged with murder

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