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.