Man stabbed on Metro Red Line train

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A man is in the hospital after being stabbed on a Metro Red Line train Monday morning. 

Metro said in its blog The Source that an altercation occurred between two men on a downtown-bound train but told KPCC it doesn't know the motivation for the stabbing. The Sheriff's Department is investigating. 

The train came to a stop at the Vermont/Santa Monica Station at about 9:20 
a.m., and the victim was taken to County USC Medical Center, according to Metro spokesman Marc Littman.  

The extent of the victim's injuries has not been released. Littman told KPCC that serious crimes (assault, rape, murder, etc.) like this are rare.  

The station was closed until about 11 a.m. while an investigation was conducted. The suspect is still at large. 

Trains were "single-/tracking" through the area, Littman said, which means trains going in opposite directions share one track. There were 15 minute delays in the area. 

The station reopened at 11:13 a.m. and regular Red Line service resumed, Metro said on The Source.

Metro told KPCC the red and purple lines carry about 170,000 riders combined daily. 
 

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