Hero of France train attack stabbed multiple times

October 9th, 2015 by Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his hometown early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism.

Stone, 23, was stabbed repeatedly in the upper body while out with four friends and was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, authorities said. He was expected to pull through.

CBS News has learned that Stone was in stable condition after surgery. According to a source, he has a collapsed left lung and was expected to remain in the hospital for two to four days.

Thursday evening, police released a new video that they say they believe shows suspects fleeing the scene.

During a news conference Thursday, hospital officials said Stone is in serious condition, but is expected to make full recovery. Hospital officials said he has three stab wounds to his torso. And he is currently heavily sedated but conscious.

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