The Courier-Mail

Deadline in train terror


PARIS: French investigat­ors last night had just hours left to question a Moroccan gunman who opened fire on a crowded train, only to be overpowere­d by a group of Americans and a Briton hailed by France’s President for their “courage”.

Ayoub El Khazzani, 25, boarded the high-speed train in Brussels bound for Paris on Friday armed with a Kalashniko­v assault rifle, a Luger automatic pistol, ammunition and a box-cutter.

He can be questioned for just four days after being detained, a deadline that expired last night Australian time.

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