Final Update: Purple Line resumes normal service for Monday morning commute

10:15 a.m.: A 62-year-old man was “was booked on suspicion of murder and is being held in lieu of $2 million,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

5:15 a.m.: The investigation has been completed, and all Purple Line service has been restored.

An adult male was fatally stabbed about 4:48 p.m. inside the station. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is on the scene and investigating; a suspect was taken into custody this evening. Media are covering the story.

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3 replies

  1. It always bothers me when violent incidents occur at public transit facilities. Maybe the expedited installation of cell phone service and more security personnel and cameras are needed. When criminals know that they are constantly being watched. They will think twice before they commit a crime.

  2. Sorry, but this makes no sense. Why didn’t they just bypass the Wiltshire-Normandie station the same way they bypass Hollywood-Highland during Oscars week?

    • Hi,

      This call is made by LASD. They may request no trains enter the station at their discretion if they feel it could be unsafe for investigators or compromise the scene.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source