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GRAND-DAD WHO HELPED STOP TERRORIST: ‘It Was Either Get Shot Or Get Angry and Do Something’

This is what happens when real everyday heroes step up to protect themselves and others around them.

The British grandfather who helped foil a terror attack on a packed train to France told last night how he thought ‘I’m probably going to die’ as he bravely rushed to stop the crazed gunman.

Businessman Chris Norman, 62, selflessly helped to overpower the heavily-armed fanatic after two American soldiers and a student bundled him to the floor on the Amsterdam to Paris train – before wrestling a handgun, AK-47 machine gun and nine magazines of bullets from him.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, shortly after the attack, the grand-father of three phoned his wife of 35 years and explained why he had put himself in danger: ‘You either sit and get shot, or you get angry and do something,’ he told her. 

Mr Norman was awarded a bravery medal and hailed a hero in France yesterday – along with the Americans Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos, and their student friend Anthony Sadler.

David Cameron last night praised Mr Norman’s ‘extraordinary courage’ as it emerged how the passengers rained punches on the gunman until he fell unconscious, before using T-shirts to tie him up.

Read more: Daily Mail