Metro statement on Orange Line incident today

UPDATE, 3 p.m.: A suspect has been taken into custody, according to the LAPD’s Twitter feed.


At approximately 12:52 p.m. Thursday as patrons were exiting a westbound Orange Line bus at Woodley Station in Van Nuys, riders heard gunshots and discovered a male victim on the bus who was fatally wounded. In an effort to apprehend the suspect, Metro is working vigorously with the LAPD to expedite identification and arrest of the suspect.

We express our heartfelt condolences to family and friends of our customer who perished today in this very unfortunate incident. Metro has a zero-tolerance policy for criminal activity that impacts the safety and security of our transit patrons. We will work closely with our law enforcement partners to apprehend the perpetrator. 

This is a developing situation and we will provide updates on Metro’s Twitter feed and The Source, the agency’s blog. Woodley Station is currently closed with Orange Line buses detouring via Sherman Way between Balboa Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard.

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  1. As a Metro Orange line rider and metro bus, I felt there was no additional Police,LASD sheriff or Metro Security staff on the major Orange line stops. Metropolitan Transit Authority place more emphasis and security on the Metro Employees tech and coin handlers. My condolences to the family or friends of the metro passenger that loss his/her life.