UPDATE (11:51 a.m. EST, KCRA): Local police now claim the stabbing occurred around 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Stone was attempting to protect a friend in a fight.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who heroically foiled the August French train attack, was stabbed multiple times in Sacramento late Wednesday night.
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
“He is alive and in stable condition at this time,” a spokesperson told NBC News. “We do not have any information as to the events preceding the incident.”
Back in August, an unarmed 25-year-old Stone — along with National Guard Specialist Alex Skarlatos and friend Anthony Sadler — rushed Moroccon-born Ayooub El-Khazaani after he opened fire on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris.
Stone was stabbed in the hand in the process and, along with his companions, was awarded a Purple Heart commending his courageous actions.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.