US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack

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France Train Hero Spencer Stone In 'Serious But Stable' Condition


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.

Officials said Stone was in intensive care following the fighting early Thursday but expected to fully recover.

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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone sits in the Oval Office of the White House during a meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington. An Air Force spokesman said on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, that Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a Paris-bound train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
This frame from video provided by A&P Liquors, shows a group of people, including U.S. airman Spencer Stone, fighting outside a bar in Sacramento, Calif., in the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed and wounded, but is expected to survive. (A&P Liquors via AP)
This frame from video provided by A&P Liquors, shows a group of people, including U.S. airman Spencer Stone, fighting outside a bar in Sacramento, Calif., in the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed and wounded, but is expected to survive. (A&P Liquors via AP)
Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, left, has a closer look at Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone's, Purple Heart medal, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Defense Secretary Ash Carter honored Skarlatos, Spencer and Anthony Sadler, with medals for their bravery in stopping a gunman a Paris-bound passenger train last month. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks to Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. An Air Force spokesman says Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
A teddy bear sits at the site where Paris train hero Spencer Stone was found stabbed in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A cyclist passes through the intersection of 21st & K St. in Sacramento, Calif., where Paris train hero Spencer Stone was stabbed during a fight in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded Thursday in a fight outside a California bar â the latest tragedy to befall him and his buddies since they returned home as heroes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Dr. J. Douglas Kirk, chief medical officer at UC Davis Medical Center, speaks to members of the media about the condition of Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone after surgery, in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed and wounded, but is expected to survive. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans that tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train,is greeted by well-wishers after arriving at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Stone, who has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since he and his two childhood friends, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento college student Anthony Sadler subdued the gunman on a passenger train Aug. 21.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone waves before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Washington. Stone, along with Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler where honored earlier today for subduing a gunman on a Paris-bound passenger train last month. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins talks with Airmen Spencer Stone, who was injured while helping stop an attack on a train in France, prior to the start of a game against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 18: Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone prepares to throw out the first pitch before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on September 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 5-4 in 10 innings. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, US Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone walks along the sidelines before an NFL football game in Landover, Md. An Air Force spokesman said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, that Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a Paris-bound train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
SACRAMENTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler wave to the crowd along Capitol Mall during a parade to honor their August 21 actions in overpowering a gunman on a Paris-bound train on September 11, 2015 in Sacramento, California. Thousands lined the street along Capitol Mall to celebrate their hometown heroes. (Photo by Stephen Lam/ Getty Images)
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with U.S. Airman Spencer Stone outside the Elysee Palace in Paris after Hollande awarded Stone and two friends with the French Legion of Honor for subduing a gunman on a Paris-bound train three days earlier. Stone is in stable condition Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after being stabbed in Sacramento, Calif., according to an Air Force spokesman. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
In this Aug. 24, 2015 picture, provided by U.S, Airforce Ramstein , Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone , right, meets Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, upon his arrival to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Stone, along with childhood friends Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, was recently honored by French President François Hollande with the French Legion of Honour for subduing an armed gunman when he entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores. (Staff Sgt. Sara Keller/U.S. Air Force via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
President Barack Obama poses for a photograph with Oregon National Guardsman, from left, Alek Skarlatos Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, to honor them for heroically subduing a gunman on a Paris-bound passenger train last month. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015 file photo, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train on Aug. 21, arrives at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. Stone is in stable condition Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after being stabbed in Sacramento, Calif., according to an Air Force spokesman. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
French President Francois Hollande, second left, hugs U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, center, while Alek Skarlatos a U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon applauds after they were awarded with the Legion of Honor at the Elysee Palace, Monday Aug.24, 2015 in Paris, France. Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend Anthony Sadler, who subdued the gunman as he moved through the train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. The British businessman, Chris Norman, also jumped into the fray. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 17: U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (C) is congratulated by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (L) and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva during an awards ceremony for Stone and two other men who helped stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month at the Pentagon September 17, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Stone received the Airman's Medal and the Purple Heart medal, Army Specialist Alek Skarlatos received the Soldier's Medal and Anthony Sadler received the Defense Department Medal for Valor. The three men helped overpower gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, after he opened fire on a Thalys train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on August 21. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. Airman Spencer Stone attends a press conference held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence with Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, with Alek Skarlatos with Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to France, in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
This undated photo provided Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, by the U.S. Air Force showing Airman First Class Spencer Stone, of the 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Air Base, Azores, Portugal. A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon aboard a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding several people before being subdued by passengers, officials said. Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone moved to subdue the gunman and was seriously injured before going to administer first aid to a wounded passenger, and was hospitalized Saturday after being stabbed in the attack, though the Pentagon said the injury was not life-threatening. (U.S. Air Force via AP Photo)
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"We know it's not related to what occurred in France," Sacramento Deputy Police Chief Ken Bernard said.

Stone was out with four friends when they got into a fight near a bar with another group of people, Bernard said.

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The deputy chief would not disclose what sparked the argument but said there was no evidence the assailants knew who Stone was.

Stone, 23, was knifed three times in the upper body and expected to survive after about two hours of surgery, said Dr. J. Douglas Kirk, chief medical officer at UC Davis Medical Center.

A grainy surveillance video from a camera outside a liquor store shows a large man who appears to be Stone fighting against a half-dozen people at an intersection as cars as onlookers pass by.

See video of the grisly attack:

Spencer Stone Stabbing Caught on Surveillance Video

The group spills into the street as people take swings at each other, and the man who appears to be Stone knocks one person down before another man strikes at his back.

Police said two assailants fled in a car. No immediate arrests were made.

Bernard said he did not know whether Stone was drinking but noted that others in his group were.

Kirk said Stone remained heavily sedated in the intensive care unit. He declined to discuss any details about the surgery or whether any vital organs were damaged in the stabbing, beyond saying Stone had "significant injuries."

The airman was conscious when he arrived at the hospital.

"I suspect given his history of recent events he is quite a fighter," Kirk said.

Doctors expect Stone to fully recover. Stone's family asked Kirk to convey their gratitude for all the expressions of concern they had received.

In August, Stone and two of his childhood friends from Sacramento, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and college student Anthony Sadler, were vacationing in Europe when they sprang into action aboard a Paris-bound passenger train and tackled Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man with ties to radical Islam. He had boarded the train with a Kalashnikov rifle, pistol and box cutter.

Stone, who is assigned to Travis Air Force Base in California, suffered a severely cut thumb and a knife wound to his neck during the struggle with the gunman.

President Barack Obama met with the three Americans last month, and they have been awarded France's highest honor.

Stone is the second of the three Americans to be shaken by violence at home since their return.

Last week, Skarlatos left rehearsals for TV's "Dancing With the Stars" to rush back to Roseburg, Oregon, after a gunman killed nine people at the community college that Skarlatos attends.

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French President Francois Hollande, second left, awards U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, center, while Alek Skarlatos a U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, applauds at the Elysee Palace, Monday Aug.24, 2015 in Paris, France. Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend Anthony Sadler, who subdued the gunman as he moved through the train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. The British businessman, Chris Norman, also jumped into the fray. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
French President Francois Hollande, right, awards with the Legion of Honor Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California as British businessman Chris Norman, left, looks on at the Elysee Palace, Monday Aug.24, 2015 in Paris, France. Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend Anthony Sadler, who subdued the gunman as he moved through the train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. The British businessman, Chris Norman, also jumped into the fray. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
From left : French President, Francois Hollande, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, pose for photographers as they leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President, Francois Hollande, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. French President Francois Hollande and a bevy of officials are presenting the Americans with the prestigious Legion of Honor on Monday. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Legion of Honor medals for the three Americans and the British businessman, Chris Norman are pictured on a cushion at the Elysee Palace, Monday Aug.24, 2015 in Paris, France. French President Francois Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend Anthony Sadler, who subdued the gunman as he moved through the train with an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest. The British businessman, Chris Norman, also jumped into the fray. (AP Photo/Catherine Gaschka , Pool)
U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, left, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, 2nd left, and Anthony Sadler, right, a senior at Sacramento University in California, leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, with U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President, Francois Hollande, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. French President Francois Hollande and a bevy of officials are presenting the Americans with the prestigious Legion of Honor on Monday. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos , left, waves to the media as he leaves the Elysee Place in Paris, France, with U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President, Francois Hollande, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. French President Francois Hollande and a bevy of officials are presenting the Americans with the prestigious Legion of Honor on Monday. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, left, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, right, and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, second from left, pose for photographers with Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to France, before a press conference held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, second right, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, right, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, second from left, and U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley take their seats before a press conference held at the US Ambassador's residence in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
U.S. Airman Spencer Stone attends a press conference held at the US Ambassador's residence in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Spencer Stone and two friends, Antony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, right, seated next to U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, answers questions during a press conference held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Stone and two friends, Antony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California attends a press conference held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence with Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Alek Skarlatos attends a press conference held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence with Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
(From L) US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, off-duty US servicemen Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos smile during a press conference at the US embassy in Paris on August 23, 2015, two days after 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani opened fire on a Thalys train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring two people before being tackled by several passengers including off-duty American servicemen. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Off-duty US serviceman Alek Skarlatos looks on during a press conference at the US embassy in Paris on August 23, 2015, two days after 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani opened fire on a Thalys train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring two people before being tackled by several passengers including off-duty American servicemen. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Off-duty US servicemen Spencer Stone (R), Alek Skarlatos (2nd R) and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley (L) arrive to attend a press conference at the US embassy in Paris on August 23, 2015, two days after 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani opened fire on a Thalys train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring two people before being tackled by several passengers including off-duty American servicemen. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Off-duty US Air Force Spencer Stone (L), one of the men to overpower the gunman who opened fire with an assault rifle on a high-speed train, gestures as he leaves the hopistal of Lesquin, northern France on August 22, 2015. On August 21, 2015, a gunman opened fire on the train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring two people before being tackled by several passengers including off-duty American servicemen. Spencer Stone was first to the gunman who slashed him in the neck and almost sliced off his thumb with a box-cutter. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Anthony Sadler (L), from Pittsburg, California, and Alek Skarlatos from Roseburg, Oregon, hold their medals as they sit in a restaurant after a brief ceremony in the town of Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. The American servicemen overpowered a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on August 20, 2015. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
In this photo made early Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, image obtained from the Facebook webpage of the mayor of Arras, Fredric Leturque, sits with passengers of the Thalys train who subdued a gunman as they display their medal after being awarded by the mayor of Arras, northern France, with left to right, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, Alek Skarlatos, US National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Briton Chris Norman. A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before three American and a Briton passengers subdued him, according to reports. American train passenger Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone was hospitalized with serious wounds after his part in tackling the gunman. (Arras City Hall via AP) 
In this image made from TV, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, left, sits with Alek Skarlatos, US National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, who both helped overpower high-speed train attacker, talk to the media early Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, in Arras, France. Three Americans and a Briton are together being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman aboard a high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris Friday evening. (AP Photo /APTN) 
Off-duty US Air Force Spencer Stone (L), one of the men to overpower the gunman who opened fire with an assault rifle on a high-speed train, gestures as he leaves the hopistal of Lesquin, northern France on August 22, 2015. On August 21, 2015, a gunman opened fire on the train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring two people before being tackled by several passengers including off-duty American servicemen. Spencer Stone was first to the gunman who slashed him in the neck and almost sliced off his thumb with a box-cutter. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
This undated photo provided Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, by the U.S. Air Force showing Airman First Class Spencer Stone, of the 65th Air Base Group, Lajes Air Base, Azores, Portugal. A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon aboard a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding several people before being subdued by passengers, officials said. Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone moved to subdue the gunman and was seriously injured before going to administer first aid to a wounded passenger, and was hospitalized Saturday after being stabbed in the attack, though the Pentagon said the injury was not life-threatening. (U.S. Air Force via AP Photo)
In this photo made early Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, image obtained from the Facebook webpage of the mayor of Arras, Fredric Leturque, passengers of the Thalys train who subdued a gunman sit together in Arras, northern France, with left to right, Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, Alek Skarlatos, US National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Briton Chris Norman. A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before three American and a Briton passengers subdued him, according to reports. American train passenger Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone was hospitalized with serious wounds after his part in tackling the gunman. (Arras City Hall via AP) 
In this image made from TV, Alek Skarlatos, US National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, and Briton Chris Norman, right, who both helped overpower high-speed train attacker, talk to the media early Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, in Arras, France. Three Americans and a Briton are being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman aboard a high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris Friday evening. (AP Photo /APTN) 
Britain's Chris Norman speaks with the media at the police headquarters in Arras, northern France, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. A gunman prepared to open fire with an automatic weapon on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding several people before being subdued by passengers, officials said. Norman, along with two others rushed to gunman and held him until police arrived. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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