SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An American student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train says it’s been a “crazy last few days,” and he’s happy to be home.

Anthony Sadler spoke briefly Wednesday during a news conference with the mayor of Sacramento. The 23-year-old says he “didn’t expect all this to happen.”

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It was the first time Sadler has spoken publically since returning to the U.S.

The Sacramento State University student arrived in Sacramento on Tuesday. He and two Sacramento-area friends – U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos – helped subdue a man with ties to radical Islam who was carrying weapons on the train Friday.

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson thanked Sadler and presented him with a Sacramento Kings jersey after saying he saw Sadler wearing a Lakers jersey.


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