Tragic news; the male victim died of his injuries Monday night. The attack occurred aboard a downtown-bound train at the Vermont/Santa Monica station at 9:20 a.m. Monday. The victim was in his 30s, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is saying the perpetrator — who remains at large — is believed to be between 18 and 24 years old.
The Sheriff’s Department, which patrols Metro buses and trains, posted the following online on Monday night:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are en route to the LAC+USC Medical Center, 1983 Marengo Street, Los Angeles, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a male adult that occurred earlier in the day at 9:20AM on the Metro Red Line at the Vermont Station, 1015 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles.
The victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead at 6:36 PM.
There is no additional information available at this time.
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.
Why we should care about what Gabe Klein says (L.A. Streetsblog)
The former head of transportation departments in Washington D.C. and Chicago is coming to L.A. on Friday to give a presentation at City Hall about his experiences in building bike share systems. Streetsblog editor Damien Newton is very impressed with Klein’s accomplishments across the cycling sphere — Klein also oversaw bike lane expansions in both cities. As readers probably know, there is currently an opening for a full-time general manager of Los Angeles’ Department of Transportation.
I haven’t seen the movie set in the near future about a man (played by Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer’s operating system. But there’s a scene in which he’s riding an elevated train in L.A. and then walks by a subway map in the station. Alissa Walker got a copy of the map from the film’s production team and it’s entertaining — and extremely fictional. See if you can find some of the incongruities.
FWIW, here’s the real map that shows what Metro will look like in the future when some of the first Measure R transit projects are complete:
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