Metro is working closely with the Los Angeles Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation to apprehend the suspect in the March 14 sexual assault incident at Vermont/Sunset Station.
Yesterday, LAPD issued a community alert with additional details on the suspect. Metro has shared this alert with all its law enforcement partners and transit operations staff. The LAPD Special Problems Unit assigned to Metro is taking the lead in searching for the suspect. The incident occurred in the station’s emergency exit stairwell that is required to remain open for public safety. The stairwell is patrolled regularly by security personnel. Metro and LAPD are reviewing station video surveillance to aid in the investigation.
Metro extends sincere condolences to the victim in this case. We have a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault on the Metro system, and we will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure the suspect is arrested for this crime.
We are asking our transit customers to help us identify the suspect as quickly as possible. Riders can anonymously report any tips that could lead to an arrest by calling Transit Watch at 888-950-SAFE (7233) or 800-TIPS (8477).
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