Paris train hero from Sacramento to attend Pres' State of the Union

Jan 11, 2016 9:43 PM by Debbie Cobb

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A U.S. airman who was hailed as a hero for helping thwart a European terror attack will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union.

Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone told The Associated Press Monday that attending Tuesday's presidential address will be the highlight of the revelry that followed the thwarted train attack.

Stone and two friends stopped a man from opening fire on passengers aboard a crowded Paris-bound train last year.

He later survived a stabbing attack in his hometown of Sacramento.

Stone says a career in politics could be in his future. He says he's a "typical 23-year-old" who frequently changes his mind.

But he says he's met many politicians since the thwarted train attack and finds their work interesting.


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