WASHINGTON (AP) – Police in California’s capital city say the stabbing of a U.S. airman hailed as a hero for helping stop a gunman on a French train came after a fight near a bar and wasn’t related to terrorism.
Sacramento police said in a news release Thursday that Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was stabbed multiple times in his upper body and is being treated for injuries that apparently are not life-threatening. University of California, Davis, Medical Center says Stone is in serious condition.
Police say a fight led to the stabbing and alcohol was likely a factor. Authorities say it doesn’t appear to be a random act. A call from a passer-by came in at 12:46 a.m. Thursday.
The 23-year-old was taken to an area hospital. University of California, Davis, Medical Center says Stone is in serious condition.
Police say investigators are searching for two Asian men who fled in a dark-colored 2009 to 2012 Toyota Camry.