Airman: gunman’s weapon jammed aboard train

From left, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California and Alek Skarlatos attend a press conference held at the US Ambassador's residence in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — 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.

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.

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