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Terrorist or Train Robber? Deadline Looms on Attack Charges

French judges must decide Tuesday whether an AK-47-toting Moroccan who was tackled by fellow passengers on a high-speed train will be charged with attempting a terror attack, NBC News reported.

Prosecutors in Paris were expected to open a judicial investigation into Ayoub El-Khazzani or request an extension to his police custody.

The 26-year-old was disarmed by four American passengers as he emerged from a toilet cubicle armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, a pistol and a knife on a train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday.

Khazzani told a lawyer Sunday that he denied terrorism, had found the assault rifle in a park in Brussels, Belgium, and only intended to rob passengers in order to get money for food. 

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