American hero that stopped attack on French train stabbed while defending friend


French President François Hollande pins the Legion of Honor on U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone during a ceremony at the Élysée in Paris Aug. 24, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. The three friends, with the help of a British passenger, subdued the gunman after his rifle jammed. Stone’s medical training prepared him to begin treating wounded passengers while waiting for the authorities to arrive. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After gaining international fame for stopping an alleged terror attack on a Paris-bound train this summer, one American is recovering after being stabbed.

Spencer Stone is a trained medical technician with the United States Air Force.

In August, he and two friends were aboard a train that was headed to France when they heard gunfire.

Stone was the first one who reached the gunman and tackled him to the ground.

“He kept pulling more weapons left and right,” said Stone, his arm in a sling from injuries suffered in the struggle. “He seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. So were we.”

Stone, who was suffering from injuries to his head, neck and hand, still managed to help a man who had his throat cut.

Following the attack, Stone and his friends were given the Legion of Honor, France’s highest recognition.

Now, NBC News is reporting that Stone is in stable condition after being stabbed in Sacramento on Wednesday night.

The U.S. Air Force said the attack happened around midnight.

“He is alive and in stable condition at this time,” the Air Force said in a statement. “We do not have any information as to the events preceding the incident.”

According to KTXL, Stone suffered multiple stab wounds in the upper torso while defending a friend.

The stabbing was caught on a nearby surveillance camera.

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