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Brussels, Paris security increased after Friday's train attack

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 01:11

Thalys passengers and tourists say they feel comfortable by increased security after Friday's train drama. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Police are taking no chances in Brussels... the departure city of Friday's Thalys train on which a group of passengers foiled a suspected Islamist attacker. Tourists taking the high-speed train say they feel very safe. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMERICAN TOURIST FROM ARKANSAS, MARY JO GRISHAM, SAYING: "The security is very subtle. It's very comfortable. It's not invasive and I'm very comfortable." It was a lot less comfortable on Friday evening. A heavily armed 26-year-old Moroccan man was wrestled to the ground by three Americans and a British passenger. They say they saw him with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun. Although now, in Paris, tourists say they have not allowed the incident to stop them from traveling. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST FROM THE U.S., LINDA MIKULICH, 65, SAYING: "No, I am not afraid to travel, I mean things happen and they happen everywhere and you can't let the terrorists make all of us afraid. We have to move forward and go on with our lives." The four men who brought the armed man down are being hailed as heroes in Paris, awarded the Legion of Honor for preventing what French President Francois Hollande says could have been a massacre.

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Brussels, Paris security increased after Friday's train attack

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 01:11