On Friday, October 16, a stabbing was reported at Metro’s 7th Street/Metro Center Station at approximately 10:46 p.m. The male victim was transported to County USC Medical Center with critical injuries to his chest and was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:23 p.m. Friday. The crime alert from the LAPD is above.
LAPD, LAFD and Metro personnel responded to the incident. LAPD is currently conducting an investigation and has ruled the incident a homicide. The victim has been identified as a Metro employee and Metro is currently in the process of notifying his next of kin.
Metro is deeply saddened by this unfortunate incident involving a Metro family member and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and fellow Metro employees.
While overall the Metro system is safe, we have a zero-tolerance policy for criminal activity that impacts the safety and security of our transit patrons and employees. We will work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and aggressively pursue perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Safety and security are Metro’s top priority. Our mission is to ensure patrons and employees can ride and work safely, without fear, 100 percent of the time. We ask our transit customers to help us achieve our mission by reporting any crimes on the Metro system.
Metro riders who may have witnessed this incident are asked to come forward and can anonymously report any information that could lead to an arrest by using Metro’s Transit Watch smart phone app or by calling Transit Watch at 888-950-SAFE (7233).