Paris Train Attack Hero Anthony Sadler Talks with Jimmy Fallon

Anthony Sadler

One of the three Sacremento men, Anthony Sadler, who disarmed a gun-toting man on a Paris-bound train last month appeared on Tuesday’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to recount the story that made him and two friends international heroes.

“Please just walk me through what happened,” Fallon said. “I know you’ve probably told the story a thousand times.”

“I could tell it to you all day, man,” Sadler replied.

The 23-year-old senior at Sacramento State University was traveling with his longtime friends, Oregon National Guardsman Aleksander Skarlatos and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone when they hear the commotion begin.

“I was actually asleep at the time and a gunshot and glass starts breaking,” he says. “Then a train employee kind of sprints by us down the hallway and that commotion kind of wakes me up and I look back at my friends and they’re looking back and they duck down.”

Still a little confused, he looks around to try to figure out what is going on when he sees the gunman.

“There’s the gunman coming in the train cocking an AK and I’m like, ‘Is this real? Is somebody playing a joke?’ The next second I look back at my friends and he’s just like, ‘Go.’ Both of them get up and then I just followed them.”

The friends work together in a heroic act to take down alleged gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani, 26, on the Amsterdam-to-Paris train on Aug. 22.

Listen to how they did it below!

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