This news broke about 20 minutes ago, so information coming in may be incorrect. CBS is reporting that Spencer Stone, 25, one of the heroes to took down Ayooub El-Khazaani on a train in France, was “repeatedly stabbed” Wednesday night in Sacramento, California. The same report says he is in “stable” condition. Updates when available.
UPDATE 10:12 am CDT 10-10-15: This from Harris Faulkner, Fox News: Spencer Stone is awake this morning. He saw a woman being hit by a man. Stone went to help her and the brawl and stabbing began. Stone saw the woman he trying to help get into the car with the two men now being sought. The this report from People Magazine
Eric Cain, who works at a liquor store near the scene of the fight, says Stone behaved heroically as tried to help a girl in trouble moments before he was stabbed.
“A big group was walking down the street and they went into the intersection,” Cain tells PEOPLE. “One of the guys hit one of the girls and the guy who turned out to be Spencer Stone went after that guy. It happened really quickly.” ~ People Magazine
UPDATE 9:50 CDT 10-9-2015: Not much new news about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone this morning. Fox News reported that he is still in ICU and had three stab wounds to the “torso.” Not sure if there were more than those three. See video of the stabbing below. Stone is traced with a white circle. You can see the man move in, although you can’t see a knife. Then you see the blood on Spencer’s shirt and he runs away from the fight.
French train hero and Sacramento native Spencer Stone was stabbed in midtown Sacramento early Thursday following a dispute between two groups of people on K Street, but police emphasized that he was not targeted because of his worldwide fame.
Stone was stabbed multiple times and taken to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition. Police said he sustained significant injuries but was expected to survive.. . .
police said the incident began as a dispute between Stone’s group, which consisted of a male friend and three women, and another group or two and possibly three men.. . .
“There was a dispute that led to the altercation,” he added. “There was conversations and then it continued down the block to where the stabbing occurred.
Sacramento police are searching for two men involved in the Thursday morning stabbing of France train hero Spencer Stone, who remains in serious condition at UC Davis Medical Center, officials said.
Deputy Chief Ken Bernard said the two men were described as wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans. They were seen driving away from the scene in a 2009 to 2012 dark-color Toyota Camry. ~ Source: KCRA TV
UPDATE 11:23 am CDT: KCRA TV reports that the stabbing was not related to terrorism, but to a street fight in Sacramento. Injuries “non-life-threatening.” “Alcohol is believed to be involved.”There is no information on whether or not Spencer Stone was involved in the “street fight.” He was taken to UC Davis Medical Center.
UPDATE 11:21 am CDT: Spencer Stone, 22, was stabbed in Sacramento, near where he’s stationed, NBC and CBS News reported.
KCRA TV said he was attacked shortly before 1 a.m. near a popular bar area in midtown Sacramento. He was stabbed repeatedly in the torso, and investigators initially feared he wouldn’t survive, the report said. Source: Weasel Zippers
Stone, 25, tackled Morocco-born Ayooub El-Khazaani after the heavily armed terror suspect opened fire on a Paris train in August. Stone was stabbed with a box cutter during the bloody struggle with El-Khazaani, and needed surgery to reattach part of his hand. He received France’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, along with childhood friends Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, for his selfless actions. Source: NBC
The BBC says Stone was stabbed “on a Sacramento street corner.
The two other American heroes who helped Stone take down the Muslim terrorist, El-Khazaani, on the French train are Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler.
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