Spencer Stone, part of a trio of Sacramento men who thwarted a terror attack on a Paris-bound train in August 2015, was in Sacramento Superior Court on Friday, March 10, 2017, where he saw James Tran plead guilty to attacking and seriously wounding Stone with a knife on a midtown Sacramento street in October 2015. Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee
Spencer Stone, part of a trio of Sacramento men who thwarted a terror attack on a Paris-bound train in August 2015, was in Sacramento Superior Court on Friday, March 10, 2017, where he saw James Tran plead guilty to attacking and seriously wounding Stone with a knife on a midtown Sacramento street in October 2015. Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee

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Man who stabbed train hero Spencer Stone gets 9 years in prison

Sacramento Bee Staff

May 13, 2017 08:20 AM

UPDATED May 14, 2017 08:07 AM

A Sacramento man has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to stabbing French train hero Spencer Stone.

James Tran was sentenced to nine years in state prison on Friday, according to local news reports. Tran, 29, pleaded guilty in March to attempted murder in the incident.

Stone is the U.S. airman from Carmichael hailed as a hero for helping to stop a terrorist attack aboard a French train.

Stone was stabbed repeatedly outside a 21st and K street nightclub at 12:45 a.m. The altercation started as an argument between Stone’s group and a group of people accompanying Tran after someone in Tran’s party allegedly videotaped someone in Stone’s group.

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