Man Arrested in Stabbing of Train Hero

Sacramento suspect didn't know who Spencer Stone was, cops say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2015 1:05 AM CST
Man Arrested in Stabbing of Train Hero
This undated sketch provided by the Sacramento Police Department shows a suspect in the Stone stabbing.   (Sacramento Police Department via AP)

A man accused of stabbing Paris train hero Spencer Stone in the back last month has been arrested on an attempted murder charge and is being held without bail. Police in Sacramento say James Tran, a 28-year-old gang affiliate with a criminal history, was arrested early Wednesday and no other suspects are being sought, KCRA reports. Sacramento Police Chief Sam Somers says Stone was stabbed during a fight that broke out after a member of Tran's group videotaped a woman in Stone's party outside a nightclub in downtown Sacramento early on Oct. 8, NBC News reports.

Somers says that words were exchanged between the parties and Tran re-escalated the situation after it had calmed down. He says nobody in Tran's party seems to have been aware that Stone—who was stabbed four times during the fight and required open-heart surgery—was a nationally recognized hero who was injured while helping to stop a terror attack in France earlier this year. Somers says that Stone will not be facing any charges over the altercation, reports the Sacramento Bee. "I will say that, Mr. Stone, if he feels that something is inappropriate or wrong, he will take action," the chief says. (The Air Force promoted Stone to staff sergeant last week.)

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