Obama Meets with American Heroes Who Stopped Terror Attack in France

Obama Meets with France Terror Heroes AP PhotoAndrew Harnik
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

At the White House today, President Obama met with the three men who heroically stopped a terror attack on a train in France while on vacation.

During the visit in the Oval Office, Obama pointed out their “incredible story” and praised them for their heroic actions.

“Because of their courage, because of their quick thinking, because of their teamwork… a real calamity was averted,” Obama said. “They represent the very best of America, American heritage, and it’s these kinds of young people who make me extraordinarily optimistic about the future. I thank each and every one of them and wish them well.”

The three men, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos, were traveling on a train to Amsterdam together when a gunman began his attack. Together they teamed up with a French national, as well as a Briton, to take him out before he could carry out his planned mass murder.


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