Man Fatally Stabbed on Metro Gold Line Train; Possible Suspect Detained

Man Fatally Stabbed on Metro Gold Line Train; Possible Suspect Detained

DUARTE (CNS) - A man was fatally stabbed on a Metro Gold Line train in the Duarte area, and a person was detained for questioning.

The killing occurred about 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, apparently as the train was en route from Irwindale to Duarte, where it stopped at the Duarte Station in the 1600 block of East Duarte Road, said Ramon Montenegro of the Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau.

“There was some sort of attack or altercation between the two individuals,” sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro told reporters at the scene. “There doesn't appear to be anyone else involved, we don't know that at this time. I can tell you a weapon was recovered.”

Authorities detained a man “who may be the suspect,” the sheriff's department reported.

The man, who had been stabbed in the upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene by county firefighters, according to the sheriff's department.

The victim's name was withheld, pending notification of relatives.

It was the first homicide in three years on a Metro bus or train, Fox11 reported.

Gold Line trains were passing by the Duarte Station due to the investigation, and buses were brought in to help shuttle travelers between the Irwindale and Monrovia stations, according to Metro. Regular service resumed about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Metro also sought to reassure passengers of their safety on its trains.

“The L.A. Metro is safe,” Metro spokesman Brian Haas said. “We move about 1.3 million people every single day and this is a shocking tragedy. It's shocking because it is so uncommon.”

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