Train hero released from Sacramento hospital after stabbing

Oct 15, 2015 6:47 PM by News Staff

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. airman hailed as a hero for helping thwart a European terror attack was released from the hospital where he had been for a week following an unrelated stabbing.

U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone was knifed three times in the torso on Oct. 8 in a fight near a bar in Sacramento, California.

He was released Thursday from UC Davis Medical Center.

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. No arrests have been made.

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