Apparently Spencer Stone, one of the heroes of the terrorist attack on a French train, has been stabbed repeatedly and has been taken to a hospital. He’s in stable condition.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped take down a gunman on a train in Belgium, was stabbed four times in the chest in Sacramento early Thursday morning, Air Force Times has learned.
“A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury,” Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said in an email in Air Force Times. “The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement. He is currently in stable condition.”
A Sacramento TV station reported on the stabbing but did not include the victim’s name. The stabbing happened about 12:45 a.m. on Thursday on a Sacramento street corner.
The victim suffered “multiple stab wounds to the torso,” KCRA‑TV reported. Police initially did not think the stabbing victim would survive and began treating the incident as a homicide investigation, but it now appears that the victim will pull through.
Of course, immediately the mind turns to the possibility that this was a revenge attack from Islamists, but it could have been anything. We’ll report more details as we get them.
And we hope Spencer recovers from his new injuries.
BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed last night, is in critical condition, @CBSNews has learned
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 8, 2015
Air Force confirms French train attack hero Airman Spencer Stone stabbed repeatedly in Sacramento. In stable condition, CBS News reports.
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) October 8, 2015
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) October 8, 2015