Metro statement on Friday, Oct. 16, stabbing at 7th Street/Metro Center Station

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. 

LAPDLAFD 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).





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5 replies

  1. Does Metro have functioning security cameras on every train? I was under that impression, but when I experienced an incident where riders were in danger on the Red Line, I learned that the cameras on my train were not functional, and so no evidence about what happened was gathered.

    Dear Metro, could you please reassure us that there are functional security cameras on all of your trains, and at every station? This assurance would help prove your sincere commitment to rider safety. Thank you.

    • Hi James;

      Yes, security cameras are installed on all rail cars and we do our best to ensure that they’re in good working order.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. You really have to do something about the security on the metro system. We all know the conditions of MTA is quite scary in the evenings, and even daytimes too. It is unfortunate to hear One of your employees died from the incident, however, it also shows lack of security in the system where passengers and your employees are not protected. Please do something about safety and security on the metro system that protects employees and riders safety while on the system, otherwise such incidents could occur again in the future.

  3. I travel the Red Line and see mentally ill homeless and other social deviants on train. Without a conductor on board there is no way to get help if needed. Since the pandemic reduced ridership/workers/tourists, etc. the platforms are deserted and trains with few passengers. Must be aware of your surroundings and those who are in it. Not a safe system. And I come from NY..So I know what I’m talking about.