Stowaways delay train
PARIS: A Thalys train headed for Paris from Brussels was delayed an hour Saturday after two stowaways locked themselves in a toilet, a train spokesman told AFP.
The incident came six weeks after a suspected jihadist opened fire on a Thalys train bound for Paris from Amsterdam, injuring two people. On that occasion on August 21, several passengers including off-duty American servicemen overpowered the gunman.
The spokesman for the French SNCF network said the pair discovered Saturday, described as “two migrants without tickets or papers”, hid in a baby changing room. He said the train was diverted to the northern French city of Arras some 200 kilometres north of Paris.