Hero Who Helped Thwart Train Attack Was Repeatedly Stabbed For Helping A Woman Getting Punched Outside A Bar
The Sacramento Police Department officially identified the victim as Spencer Stone, as previous reports had confirmed, and said the suspects in the stabbing after midnight Thursday remain at large.
“We firmly believe that this is not a terrorism related event and that it is in no way related to the incident that occurred in France,” a news release from the police department stated. “The assault does not appear to be a random act and is believed to be a nightlife related incident.”
The suspects were described at a news conference as two male adults wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans. After the altercation, they fled in a dark gray or black Toyota Camry.
The police chief would not get into specifics of the altercation but did say a “dispute” lead up to it.”
In a tweet, the police department said the altercation occurred outside a bar and “alcohol is believed to be a factor.”
One of the four men who helped prevent a terrorist attack on a French train in August is in stable condition after being stabbed.