Details are still trickling out about the incident, but the good news is that Spencer Stone, the United States airman who teamed up with two friends to tackle a jihadi gunman on a train bound for Paris in August, is reportedly in stable condition after suffering multiple stab wounds in Sacramento.
ABC News reports word from Defense Department officials that Stone was “apparently protecting a friend” when he was stabbed. A reporter for ABC News in Sacramento said she was told Stone was “leaving a downtown bar when a fight ensued.” The attack reported occurred at roughly 12:45 AM local time.
Stone was awarded a Purple Heart for the stabbing wound he sustained in the course of subduing heavily armed gunman Ayout El-Khazzani aboard a French train in August, thwarting what could have been an incredibly bloody massacre. According to the Air Force Times, he was also awarded the Airman’s Medal, while France bestowed the Legion d’Honneur upon Stone and his friends Alek Skarlatos, of the Oregon National Guard, and Anthony Sadler, plus British tourist Chris Norman, for their roles in preventing the train attack.
Danger seems to be hanging over the train heroes.
After the recent shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, it was learned that Alek Skarlatos was supposed to be attending classes at the school on the day of the shooting, but had postponed his classes to appear on the television show Dancing With the Stars. He swiftly returned to Roseburg after the shooting and dedicated his performance on the show to the community.