French Train Hero Spencer Stone Stabbed

Posted: Oct 08, 2015 11:07 AM
French Train Hero Spencer Stone Stabbed

According to CBS News, Airman Spencer Stone, one of the Americans who tackled an armed terrorist on a French train, is in critical condition after being "repeatedly stabbed" on Wednesday night.

This story will be updated as more details emerge.

UPDATE: Per NBC, Stone is in stable, not critical, condition. NBC is also reporting that Stone was stabbed in Sacramento.

UPDATE: The stabbing is not believed to be connected with terrorism, but was "not random." Stone was stabbed outside of a bar.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

One source with knowledge of the investigation said Stone was with two men and three women at Badlands Dance Club at 20th and K streets, then left and walked one block east, where the altercation began and Stone was stabbed. Police do not believe the attack was a hate crime.

Officers initially thought Stone would not survive the stabbing. However, once he arrived at the UC Davis Medical Center staff was able to stem the bleeding and he is expected to survive. Stone’s parents were at the hospital Thursday morning.

Sacramento police did not identify the stabbing victim as Stone, but the Air Force has since confirmed his identity.

The Air Force Times said that Stone had been stabbed in the chest four times. Sacramento police said that Stone was with a group of friends when a “physical altercation” occurred with two assailants, one of whom stabbed Stone.

Detectives are investigating the stabbing and are looking for possible video recordings from area security cameras.