The U.S. Airforce released a statement confirming that Stone had been “transported to a local hospital and is currently being treated for injury. The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement. He is currently in stable condition.”
Stone appears to have been stabbed while defending a friend outside a Sacramento bar.
“It is believed that the victim was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed multiple times in his upper body,” Sacramento police told KABC.
Early reports on the stabbing did not identify Stone as the victim. A reporter on the scene for local affiliate KCRA said that according to police, a man had been stabbed several times in the torso and was not at first expected to survive. Police were prepared to investigate the incident as a homicide before learning the victim was expected to recover.
Source: Yahoo News
The 23-year-old Stone and friends Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler became international celebrities after they helped stop an attempted attack on their Paris-bound train this August. The three heroes were invited to the Oval Office for a meeting with President Obama who called them “the very best of America,” and received France's highest honor from French President Francois Hollande.
Skarlatos, an Army National Guardsman-turned-“Dancing with the Stars” contestant, solicited prayers for his fellow hero's family on Twitter Thursday.
Prayers are always a good gift. Please offer some for Stone.