Airman hero of French train terror incident stabbed in Sacramento

Airman hero of French train terror incident stabbed in Sacramento
L-R: Anthonay Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone, following their heroic intervention to thwart an Islamist terrorist in France. (Image via Fox 40)

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, a defense official has confirmed.

Stone, 23, was stabbed outside a bar at 21st and K streets at 12:45 a.m. Thursday while out with four friends, 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, adding that alcohol is believed to be a factor.

He was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, where he is recovering from significant but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said two assailants fled in a car. No immediate arrests were made.

“This incident is not related to terrorism in any way,” Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard said.

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