Crime

One of the U.S. Air Force airman who helped thwart a terrorist attack on a train in France last August was stabbed during a barfight in Sacramento. Spencer Stone was sent to the hospital and is said to be in serious condition after the incident. He was stabbed several times.

According to the Sacramento Deputy Police Chief, the stabbing was not related to Stone's heroic efforts on the train that was en route to Paris two months ago, nor was the stabbing a terrorist act. According to police, they do not believe that the assailant who stabbed Stone was aware of his identity. The attacker has yet to be caught by authorities.

Cause of the Fight Remains Unknown

The deputy police chief did not indicate the cause of the fight. However, we do know that there were two groups of people involved in the fight and it happened at about 1 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. The altercation started outside of a bar in Sacramento's midtown area. The district is home to many popular clubs, bars, art galleries and restaurants.

In August, Stone and his travel companions, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, subdued a man who had a box cutter, an AK-47 assault rifle and a pistol on a train en route to Paris. They were quickly propelled into the limelight and received praise from U.S. and French leaders for the heroic act.

The men were friends from the Sacramento area and they were visiting Europe together, after Skarlatos had returned from a military post in Afghanistan. When they returned to Sacramento, they were met with a parade.

Stone Could Pursue Personal Injury Claims Against Attacker

Any kind of stabbing attack is an unfortunate event, but this incident is particularly tragic due to the fact that Stone is a national hero who saved many lives only two months ago. If authorities are able to apprehend the man who stabbed him, Stone may have the ability to pursue personal injury assault claims against the attacker, which could help him secure money to pay for his medical care and other financial damages stemming from the attack.

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