The world learned the names Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler this weekend when they acted and prevented a potential terrorist attack on a Paris train.
The three Americans were on a train heading from Amsterdam to Paris when they heard gunshots. They were coming from a man who had brought an AK-47 with multiple magazines of ammunition and a boxcutter onto the train. The man started to attack passengers.
The three men, Sadler who’s a college student, Skarlatos who’s an Army National Guard specialist and Stone who’s an Air Force Airman acted quickly and worked to subdue the attacker.
During the struggle Stone, who is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, used a rear-naked choke to put the man to sleep. JiuJitsuportugal.com reports that Stone trains out of Portugal, where he’s stationed, at a local branch of Gracie Lisbon.
The attacker was subdued and stopped without any loss of life, although there were injuries, including Stone who got cut with the box cutter.
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