Police say a Los Angeles Metro driver was stabbed’multiple times’ after picking up an angry male suspect.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department the stabbing took place on Wednesday, May 24, at around 5:15 pm near Erwin Street in Los Angeles.
The police claim that the suspect entered the bus and then got into a heated argument with the driver. Both the driver and the suspect left the bus after the argument continued. Authorities claim that the suspect took out a blade and “stabbed” the bus driver multiple times.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said in , a statement after the attack: “This horrific act of violence and the injury done to one our Metro drivers are tragic.” I join my City Family in praying for him this evening, and also send my love to his family.
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Metro Los Angeles tweeted that the bus driver, who was not identified, is in “critical” condition after the attack. He underwent emergency surgery at a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Metro is saddened and shocked to learn about this horrific act of violence. We are providing support to the employee and his family. We will work with the LAPD in order to investigate the incident, identify the suspect and prosecute him. The agency tweeted.
The police have not found the suspect, but he is described as a tall white man of about 6 feet and 21 years. He was last seen in a maroon shirt, black pants and black shoes.
Los Angeles Police urged the public if they had any tips to call LAPD on 877-527-3243.