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Three people injured after a shooting on a Paris bound high-speed train

Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-21 15:24:05-04

PARIS — A spokesman for France’s interior ministry says three people were wounded in a shooting on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday.

Speaking on French television BFM, Pierre-Henri Brandet says a suspect is in custody and the train has been evacuated.

Brandet says the motivation for the attack is unknown.

Christophe Piednoel, a spokesman for national railway operator SNCF says the suspect was armed with an automatic rifle and a knife.

France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve is en route to the Arras, 115 miles (185 kilometers) north of Paris, where the train stopped after the attack.

BBC is reporting that one American and One British person were seriously injured.