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Train attack in Europe exposes vulnerability of US rail passengers

Police officers standing on the platform at the Zuid-Midi railway station in Brussels on Saturday, a day after a shooting occurred on board an Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train.


THE attempted attack by an armed man aboard a high-speed train in Europe has raised new concerns in the United States about the vulnerability of rail passengers and whether current security measures are adequate.

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