Man arrested in stabbing of French train hero

Nov 4, 2015 4:43 PM by News Staff

Police in Sacramento say they have arrested a 28-year-old man in the stabbing of a U.S. airman hailed as a hero for helping thwart a European terror attack.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was knifed three times in the torso on Oct. 8 in a fight near a bar in Sacramento. Police Chief Sam Somers Jr. announced Wednesday that James Tran of unincorporated Sacramento County was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide.

The brawl occurred shortly after the 23-year-old Stone left a nightclub where patrons applauded him for helping tackle a gunman with ties to radical Islam on a Paris-bound passenger train in August. Police say the assault had nothing to do with the European terror plot.

Grainy surveillance video from outside a liquor store shows a large man who appears to be Stone fighting a half dozen people at an intersection.

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