Thursday, October 8, 2015

BREAKING: Hero of French Train Attack Stabbed in Sacramento

Spencer Stone departing a hand injury clinic in France

There is no evidence yet that the attacker was Muslim or was motivated by revenge. But it is the second odd coincidence involving the train heroes in less than a week. Just days ago, Anthony Skarlatos narrowly missed being present during the Oregon school shooting.

From ABC 7(11:05 AM CST):
SACRAMENTO (KABC) --Spencer Stone, the U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train in August, was stabbed while apparently protecting a friend in Sacramento early Thursday, a defense official has confirmed. 
Stone, 23, was listed in stable condition Thursday after being stabbed at about 12:45 a.m. near 21st and K streets, ABC News affiliate KXTV reported. 
"It is believed that the victim was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed multiple times in his upper body," Sacramento police said in a statement. 
Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said the incident remains under investigation by local law enforcement. 
Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler have become widely lauded figures and sudden celebrities, making appearances on late-night talk shows, receiving a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama and earning France's highest honor from President Francois Hollande. 
The three subdued a man with ties to radical Islam who boarded the train with a Kalashnikov, a pistol and a box cutter. 
Stone, who has been acclaimed for his aggressive role in disarming the gunman, had undergone medical treatment at a military base in Germany for a lacerated thumb and other injuries he suffered in the attack. He is assigned to Travis Air Force Base in California . . .

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