Airman who helped stop train attack returns to US

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, one of three Americans that tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, arrives at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Stone, who has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since he and his two childhood friends, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento college student Anthony Sadler subdued the gunman on a passenger train Aug. 21.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train is back in his native California.

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday night at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, near Sacramento.

Stone stepped off the plane from Rammstein, Germany, to cheers from about 200 people who had gathered to greet him. He waved at the crowd and hugged family and friends on the tarmac before quickly walking into the terminal. He did not speak to reporters.

Stone has been undergoing medical treatment in Germany since he, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Sacramento college student Anthony Sadler subdued the gunman on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Aug. 21.

Skarlatos and Sadler have already returned to the U.S.

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