Spencer Stone was attacked around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning in an area of downtown Sacramento that houses multiple bars

By Caitlin Keating
Updated October 09, 2015 03:45 PM
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Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

French train attack hero Spencer Stone continues to improve after being stabbed several times near a bar in downtown Sacramento early Thursday morning. On Friday, his condition was upgraded from serious to fair.

UC Davis Medical Center reports that the 23-year-old, who is being treated for multiple stab wounds, “is awake, able to get out of bed and in good spirits.”

The hospital says that “fair condition” means the patient’s vital signs are stable and within normal limits.

Stone’s injuries consisted of three stab wounds to his torso.

According to the hospital statement, his family appreciates the outpouring of support and requests that the media continue to respect his right to privacy.

In August, Stone, a U.S. airman, courageously helped stop an attack on a Paris-bound train from Amsterdam. He sustained a serious injury while trying to subdue terror suspect Ayoub El-Khazzani on the train. El-Khazaani, who allegedly opened fire on the train, allegedly stabbed Stone with a box cutter. Stone needed surgery to reattach part of his hand.

“I suspect given his history of recent events, he is quite a fighter,” Chief Medical Officer Douglas Kirk said at a press conference.