Spencer Stone Stabbed in Sacramento
Spencer Stone, who was one of the three Americans that stopped a terror attack on a train in France last August, was stabbed during an altercation in Sacramento early Thursday. According to some officials, he is in a very serious but stable condition.
“A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury,” LT. Col Christoper Karns, the Air Force spokesman, said in an email addressed to Air Force Times. “The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement.”
“He is currently being treated for what appears to be non-life threatening but very significant injuries,” says Deputy Chief Police Ken Bernard on Thursday. “The assault does not appear to be a random act. It’s believed to be related to a nightclub incident.”
Stone, 23, from Carmichael, California is a US airman who was the first American to tackle a gunman who was on board a train bound for Paris over the summer. He, along with his 2 friends, was hailed as heroes and was honored and celebrated by the French President Francois Hollande and US President Barrack Obama.
Thursday’s stabbing took place at about 12.45 in the morning near the 21st and K streets. This altercation resulted from two groups of people who were enjoying the nightlife in the midtown area of Sacramento, according to the Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard.
Facts on Stone’s Train Altercation
- Stone was actually protecting his friend with the police saying “Alcohol is believed to be a factor”
According to the reports from TMZ, the incident started when Stone tried to protect his female friend. The Sacramento Police believes that alcohol was a factor in the incident.
- The Police think Stone wouldn’t survive initially.
Stone was stabbed many times in the chest and has undergone surgery. According to reports from KCRA, the responding police officers didn’t think that Stone would survive; thus, homicide detectives had been sent to the scene.
- Police believes it’s not a hate crime; thus, no arrests were made.
A man and a woman were questioned at the scene but there were no arrests made according to KCRA. In a separate report made by ABC Sacramento, the investigating officers say they do not think it is a hate crime.
- The attack has happened one week after Alek Skarlatos was due to be at the Umpqua Community College.
This attack happened a week after Alek Skarlatos, his fellow hero during the train attack in Paris, has narrowly avoided the tragedy that occurred at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. According to TMZ, Skarlatos was not there that time as he was practicing for the Dancing With the Stars.