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The Telegraph: Armenian professor at Sorbonne who tackled AK-47 assault rifle from train gunman


YEREVAN, AUGUST 24, ARMENPRESS. The first heroic passenger to wrestle a weapon from the train gunman was named as Mark Moogalian. Armenpress reports, referring to The Telegraph, that Mark Moogalian, a 51-year-old Armenian professor at the Sorbonne, tackled Ayoub El-Khazzani during Friday’s bloody incident aboard an Amsterdam-Paris international service August 21.

He tackled the Kalashnikov assault rifle off El-Khazzani, who then drew a sidearm and shot him in the neck before taking back the rifle, his sister has revealed.

Three other US citizens including two military personnel, and Chris Norman, a British businessman then stepped in to disarm and overpower the assailant.

“He’s in hospital still and it looks like he may have lost some of the functionality of his left arm.” Said Moogalian’s sister.




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