Spencer Stone, the US Airman who recently won international accolades for thwarting a shooting on a Paris train, has been critically stabbed after he and a group of friends left Badlands, a popular gay disco in the Sacramento neighborhood known as Lavender Heights. The Sacramento Bee reports:
Officers were called at 12:46 a.m. Thursday to the 2100 block of K Street where they found Stone with multiple stab wounds in his torso. Blood still marked the sidewalk Thursday morning near a bank parking lot and a bar. One source with knowledge of the investigation said Stone was with two men and three women at Badlands Dance Club at 20th and K streets, then left and walked one block east, where the altercation began and Stone was stabbed. Police do not believe the attack was a hate crime. Officers initially thought Stone would not survive the stabbing. However, once he arrived at the UC Davis Medical Center staff was able to stem the bleeding and he is expected to survive. Stone’s parents were at the hospital Thursday morning. Sacramento police did not identify the stabbing victim as Stone, but the Air Force has since confirmed his identity.
Police are examining surveillance footage from the area in the hope of identifying the attacker. Stone is a Sacramento native.