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Paris Train Hero Was Breaking Up Fight When Stabbed in California, Witness Says

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The U.S. Air Force airman who made headlines in August after he and two friends stopped an attempted terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train was trying to break up a domestic dispute when he was stabbed multiple times in Sacramento, according to a witness.

Eric Cain, an employee at a liquor store near the bar, said a man and a woman who appeared to be dating were arguing outside the bar when the woman hit the man with a plastic bag, Reuters reports. The man then punched her in the face, whereupon Spencer Stone, an Air Force airman, confronted him, Cain said.

Stone suffered several stab wounds in the altercation that followed.

“I saw the back of his shirt. I saw a big red mark on the back of his shirt, and another random person walked by, and I just kinda went, ‘I think the dude got stabbed.”

Spencer Stone underwent surgery Thursday for multiple stab wounds and remained hospitalized in serious condition Friday. He’s expected to make a full recovery. Stones attacker has not been apprehended.

Stone and two other Americans physically restrained a gunman on a train in France in August, thwarting a planned terrorist attack.


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