One of Americans Who Stopped Train Attack in France Stabbed

From left : French President, Francois Hollande, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, pose for photographers as they leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President, Francois Hollande, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. French President Francois Hollande and a bevy of officials are presenting the Americans with the prestigious Legion of Honor on Monday. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)


(ABC NEWS)– One of the three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a train this August in France has been stabbed and is in stable condition, a defense department official confirmed to ABC News.

Spencer Stone was reportedly attacked overnight in Sacramento, Calif.

The defense official told ABC News that Stone is believed to have been attacked between midnight and 1 a.m. PT.

ABC News affiliate KXTV reported that the victim in the stabbing, identified by the defense official as Stone, suffered multiple stab wounds to his torso.

Police told KXTV Stone was expected to recover.

Stone, 23, is a member of the U.S. Air Force and was traveling on board a train headed to Paris with two friends when the train came under attack by a gunman.

Stone ran at the gunman and later said in an interview released by the Pentagon that he remembered thinking “I’m going to get shot, I’m dead.”

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