America has a lot to be proud of after a National Guardsman and an Air Force member thwarted a terrorist attack along with a civilian from the U.S. yesterday. But France has a little bit to be ashamed of in the actions of the cowardly train crew.
French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, who was on board with his girlfriend and two children, has criticised the train staff for locking themselves in a special carriage and leaving passengers to fend for themselves.
It was no thanks to the train staff that the three Americans and one British man risked their lives to save the other passengers.
He said: “We heard screaming passengers in English, ‘He shoots! He shoots! He has a Kalashnikov!”
“Suddenly, members of the crew ran into the hallway and their faces were pale.”
He said the staff rushed towards a locked car and opened it “with a special key” before locking themselves inside.
Mr Anglade claims he and other passengers banged on the door and shouted at staff to open up, but their cries for help were ignored.
He said: “Nobody replied, there was radio silence. It was terrible and unbearable, it was inhumane.
“The minutes seemed like hours and protected my children with my whole body, telling them everything was fine.”
Look, it’s tough to judge – I’d like to think that I wouldn’t run off cowardly in such a situation, but you really don’t know until you’re there. Still, their actions are a stark contrast to that of the brave Americans.