Gunman wounds three passengers on Amsterdam-Paris train


A gunman has opened fire on passengers on board a train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring three people.

Two of the wounded are in a critical condition.

French interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henri Brandet confirmed that the suspect was arrested after the high-speed Thalys train stopped in Arras, northern France.

Investigators from France's anti-terror police are leading the inquiry, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Sliman Hamzi, an official with police union Alliance, said the suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan.

He was armed with an automatic rifle and a knife, according to Christophe Piednoel, a spokesman for national railway operator SNCF.

French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade was reportedly lightly wounded when he broke glass to sound the alarm.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: "We are aware of reports of shots being fired on a train in France.

"The French authorities have responded. We are in contact with them and are urgently seeking more information."