SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento Police say an Elk Grove man has been arrested in the Spencer Stone stabbing case.
At a press conference early Wednesday afternoon, police announced that 28-year-old James Tran was the man arrested. Tran was arrested after his car was stopped by police Wednesday morning. He was taken into custody without incident.READ MORE: Good Samaritan Helps Mother, Daughter After Moving Truck Crash Near Cal Expo
Detectives believe it was Tran who circled behind Stone and stabbed him in the Oct. 8 incident. Tran is not believed to be the man seen hitting a woman, the incident the sparked the altercation.
Police say Tran has a criminal history and didn’t know Stone.READ MORE: Protesters Rally In Sacramento In Support Of Indian Farmers' Rights
Stone was one of three Sacramento natives who helped stop a suspected terror attack on a French train. An active serviceman in the U.S. Air Force, Stone was promoted from airman first class to staff sergeant last week.
Tran is now facing a charge of attempted homicide.MORE NEWS: Bakersfield Man Missing After Car Gets Stuck In Tuolumne County
Detectives note that they had not been watching Tran, he was only recently identified as a suspect.