Crime & Justice

Victim of fatal LA Metro Red Line subway train stabbing ID'd (updated)

File: Metro Red Line at Civic Center station.
File: Metro Red Line at Civic Center station.
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Updated 12:50 p.m.:

The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Jose Velazco-Alvarado, the Los Angeles Times reported. 


A man has died hours after he was stabbed during a dispute on a Los Angeles subway train.

Sheriff's Department Transit Detective Keith Schumaker told the Los Angeles Times there was a brief verbal exchange captured by a security camera on the Metro Red Line train near Hollywood on Monday morning, then the suspect pulled a weapon and lunged at the victim.

Sheriff's officials say the train stopped at the Vermont/Santa Monica Station and the victim was taken to LA County USC Medical Center, where he died about nine hours later.

The name of the victim, described as a man in his 30s, was not immediately released.

Authorities are looking for the suspect, who is described as 18 to 24 years old.