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Hero Spencer Stone remains in hospital as reward fund grows

Alek Skarlatos, left, posted this image of himself with Spencer Stone, who is recuperating from a midtown Sacramento stabbing.
Alek Skarlatos, left, posted this image of himself with Spencer Stone, who is recuperating from a midtown Sacramento stabbing. video image

Airman Spencer Stone continues his recovery in the hospital from a near-fatal midtown Sacramento stabbing while his fellow French train hero Alek Skarlotas is doing better after a much less serious injury from his television dance partner.

Stone, 23, became internationally known two months ago when he and Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, boyhood friends from Sacramento, tackled and subdued a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train.

The man was armed with an AK-47, a Luger pistol and a box cutter. Stone suffered cuts to the neck and a deep wound on a thumb in that incident.

After recovering somewhat from those heroic actions, Stone suffered more injury last week when he was stabbed during a late-night brawl at the corner of 21st and K streets. He was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.

The medical center reported Monday afternoon that Stone remained in fair condition.

No arrests have been announced in the case.

Meanwhile, an online GoFundMe page called Midtown’s Stand Against Violence has raised $2,155 after three days. Money raised in the fund, administered by the Midtown Business Association, will go toward a reward for any tip leading to the arrest of those who attacked Stone.

The Midtown Business Association, Faces Nightclub, Mango's Sacramento, Badlands, Sidetrax, and Low Brau Bierhall will match up to $3,500 raised from the public through the GoFundMe.

Over the weekend, Skarlatos posted a picture on Instagram of himself and a convalescing Stone at the medical center. He then continued on to Southern California where he has been appearing on the Dancing with the Stars television show.

He scored well with the judges Monday night, despite getting accidentally popped in the nose by dancing partner Emma Slater during rehearsal. The pair danced a rumba to “Let It Go” by James Bay on the show, scoring 8-7-7-7 out of a perfect score of 10 from the judges.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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