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Obama Praises Three Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack

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President Barack Obama poses for a photograph with Oregon National Guardsman, from left, Alek Skarlatos Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Sept. 17, 2015.

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UPDATE 11:09 a.m.:  President Barack Obama met Thursday with the three Sacramento men who helped subdue a gunman on a French train last month.

Obama met with Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler in the Oval Office this morning and commented on their heroism.

"Thinking that they were just going to have a fun reunion in Paris and ended up engaging a potential catastrophic situation and pinning down someone who clearly was intent on doing doing a lot of harm to a lot of people, inflicting terror on the French people," Obama said.

He continued, "Because of their courage, because of their quick thinking, because of their teamwork, it's fair to say that a lot of people were saved."

After his comments, the President posed for pictures with the three, but declined to answer questions from pool reporters or photographers.

Obama's Full Remarks