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Former Deloitte partner is train shooting hero

27th Aug 2015
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One of the men who helped prevent a terror attack on a train to France is a former partner at Deloitte.

Briton Chris Norman – a former partner in the Deloitte’s enterprise risk services practice in France − was among the men who on Friday helped prevent a massacre on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

Norman helped off-duty US servicemen Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler overpower an armed suspected radical Islamist on a high-speed train bound for Paris on Friday.

Norman told a press conference he decided to act because he thought he was "probably going to die anyway".

"I'd rather die being active, trying to get him down, than simply sit in the corner and be shot," he was reported as saying by the BBC.

French president Francois Hollande awarded the Légion d'honneur to Norman and the other men who overpowered the suspect, Moroccan national Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25.


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By Charlie Carne
27th Aug 2015 17:08

Enterprise risk partner?

Well that was a hell of a risky enterprise that he undertook! Who says that accountants are dull? A true hero and thoroughly deserving of the Légion d’honneur.

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