Crime & Justice

Metro Red Line murder: Suspect arrested in Monday's fatal attack

Red Line at 7th Street/Metro Center.
Red Line at 7th Street/Metro Center.
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Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a suspect in last week's stabbing murder of a man aboard the Metro Red Line near the Vermont/Santa Monica Station.

Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Gordon says the department received an anonymous tip which led to the arrest of 25-year-old Angelo Correia at his home in North Hollywood on Friday.

Correia is suspected of stabbing Jose Velazco-Alvarado, 34, on the Red Line in the neck after a brief encounter on the train last Monday. Velazco-Alvarado was taken to a local hospital where he later died. 

The motive for the attack is still not yet known.  

Correia is being held in lieu $1M bail.