Alek Skarlatos asks fans to pray for Stone family after fellow train hero, Spencer Stone, is stabbed

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Alek Skarlatos Asks For Prayers After Fellow Train Hero, Spencer Stone, Is Stabbed


Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in Sacramento, California on Wednesday night.

The Sacramento Police Department tells ET that they received a call from a passerby that a subject had been stabbed, and he was located on scene and transported to an area hospital by fire personnel. Although police declined to name the victim, it is believed that Stone was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to him being stabbed multiple times in his upper body.

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Alek Skarlatos asks fans to pray for Stone family after fellow train hero, Spencer Stone, is stabbed
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)
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)
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)
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Police say the victim is currently being treated for what appears to be non life-threatening injuries, and no arrests have been made at this time. They also tweeted on Thursday that the assault incident is not related to a terrorist act. "Assault occurred near a bar, alcohol is believed to be a factor," the tweet reads.

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On Wednesday, Alek Skarlatos, Stone's close friend who also foiled the train attack and is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, asked for prayers for the Stone family.

"Everybody send prayers out to the Stone family today," Skarlatos tweeted.


The Air Force Times reports that Stone, 23, was stabbed four times in the chest. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said in a statement. "He is currently in stable condition."

Stone, a U.S. Air Force Airman, made headlines when together with Skarlatos and their friend, Anthony Sadler, overpowered a gunman on a European train who started to open fire. Stone was stabbed and slashed with a box cutter during the train scuffle in August.

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