UPDATE, 12:40 p.m. Friday: Metro is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. Regular L Line service has resumed.
Earlier today one of our rail operators was shot at Indiana Station and is hospitalized. We wish him a safe recovery and will continue to support the operator and his family. We are seeking the public’s help in providing any information leading to the arrest of the suspect. pic.twitter.com/ebOL8Z0Z67
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) January 29, 2021
L LINE (GOLD): Trains resuming normal service; police activity at Indiana Station now clear. pic.twitter.com/vW6kIoqjA5
— LA Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) January 29, 2021
UPDATE, 9:20 a.m.: up to 10 minute delays on the L Line in East LA. Trains bypass Indiana Station and share one track at Mariachi Plaza and Soto. Use Line 30 for access.
At approximately 4:10 a.m. this morning, a lone gunman fired multiple shots at a Metro Rail operator at the Indiana Platform on the Metro L Line in East Los Angeles. The operator was struck twice and taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
Metro Security and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, with the support of the Los Angeles Police Department, are on the scene and are now actively searching for the suspect. Law enforcement has enhanced its presence on the system.
Indiana station is currently closed. L Line (Gold) trains are turning back at Soto and Maravilla Stations. Metro is directing passengers to take Metro Bus Line 30 to their routes until further notice.
This was a brazen act of violence against a defenseless Metro operator. Metro will continue to support the Operator and family; and will do everything it can in working with law enforcement to search for and apprehend the perpetrator. Metro and law enforcement seek the public’s help in providing any information leading to the immediate arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information that will assist in the investigation of this crime is urged to call Metro Security at 888-950-SAFE.
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