Folks have got to ask themselves what’s going on with Spencer Stone, a man who has escaped death more than one time thus far. Stone is the same man who was awarded the Purple Heart medal for his role in helping thwart a gunman aboard a train bound for Paris. Now Spencer is trending on Twitter once more, but it’s not because of Stone’s Airman’s Medal or Purple Heart medal. As reported by TMZ, Stone — who helped take down 25-year-old French train gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani — is in stable condition after being stabbed in Sacramento. The 23-year-old Spencer was helping to defend a friend when he was stabbed at least four times on the Sacramento street corner.
The Sacramento police have released photos and videos on Twitter of the Stone stabbing suspects fleeing the scene.
Also, on LiveLeak, video of the stabbing of Spencer has been uploaded, and in the background of the security video, a man can be heard speaking of the moments when Stone is stabbed. He tells someone else to witness the impact and moments of stabbing, because afterward, there is blood on the ground.
Warning: The following video of the stabbing of Spencer contains footage that might be disturbing to some viewers.
Spencer isn’t the only survivor of the French train terrorist attack who recently cheated death once more. Stone can be seen below with Alek Skarlatos, a man who wasn’t present at the Oregon shooting at his college because he was taping a Dancing With the Stars episode, reports TMZ.
On Twitter, plenty of tweets speaking of prayers going up for Stone are filling folks’ timeline.
Folks are asking on social media what is wrong with the world whereby a military man like Stone can become a hero along with others on the French train during the terrorist attack — but then still return to America and get stabbed on a street corner in Sacramento. While some are already jumping to conclusions, calling the hero who is Spencer a troublemaker, others are cautioning those tweeting random thoughts not to jump to conclusions about why such things have happened to the French train heroes.
Surely, some people a pontificating whether or not the attack on the French train hero is some kind of retaliation — either from terrorists themselves, or from folks who are perhaps jealous of Spencer’s hero status in the States and all around the world.
The Sacramento police have sent out an update, telling folks via Twitter that the attack on Spencer wasn’t related to a terrorist act. They gave further details that Stone’s stabbing happened near a bar, where they reported that alcohol was believed to be a factor.
On Twitter, journalists are asking the Sacramento police for further details about the stabbing of Stone. Initial reports claimed Spencer was in critical condition, and now he is being reported as being in stable condition. The same man who stood next to President Obama as he was congratulated for his heroism is now in the headlines for the unbelievable fate of the French train heroes and how much violence they’ve been able to endure and escape in a relatively short period of time.
Spencer’s stabbing appears to be without motive, report the police. The authorities claim at this point that Stone’s stabbing — which included multiple stab wounds — was a random act. It is not known if the assailant who stabbed Spencer was aware that Stone was one of the heroes from the French train attack, but details about the culprit are still unfolding, along with the entire story.
Apparently, Spencer was defending a female friend when Stone was stabbed — and now folks are asking if Spencer is Batman on social media due to the way Stone seems to be right there when people need him. Others are asking on Twitter why Spencer wasn’t carrying a gun during the attack. However, it is not known if Stone was equipped with a gun or other weapon at this time. Indeed, however the situation unfolded, the biggest part of the Spencer stabbing is the fact that violence occurred so quickly after Stone received the Purple Heart.
As of this writing, whoever stabbed Spencer has not yet been identified. Authorities have not released his or her name and photo. However, the stabbing has people reacting online, saying that Stone can’t catch a break in terms of the violence that has come near the French train hero.