UPDATE, 9:50 p.m. Monday: Metro is very saddened to learn that the victim succumbed to his injuries and died on Monday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. Monday morning, two males became involved in an altercation on a downtown-bound train. During the altercation, one of the males used a knife to assault the other male.
The incident was discovered as the train stopped at the Vermont/Santa Monica station and both the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were immediately notified. The victim was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital. As of 5 p.m., the victim was in critical condition, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Train service to the station was suspended to accommodate the police investigation, which remains underway. The perpetrator also remains at large. The station reopened at 11:13 a.m. and regular Red Line service resumed.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
UPDATE: Here is Monday afternoon’s article on the stabbing published in the Los Angeles Times.