Another stabbing reported on Metro bus

Another stabbing was reported on a Metro bus Tuesday morning, this time in Lynwood.

The stabbing, which reportedly happened on the bus, was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. near the corner of Norton Avenue and Long Beach Blvd.

The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Transit Services Bureau told FOX 11.

"Deputies responded to a Metro bus located at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Norton Avenue in the city of Lynwood regarding an assault call for service," the sheriff's department said in a statement early Tuesday afternoon.

"One adult victim was stabbed in the leg," the statement said. "The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition pending further medical evaluation. The suspect was located by TSB deputies and arrested. There is no additional information at this time."

The suspect's name was not immediately released. The investigation was continuing. It was unclear what prompted the stabbing.

County Supervisor Janice Hahn, whose 4th District includes Lynwood, called the attack "horrific and yet another grim reason that we need a surge of law enforcement on our transit system."

"People who rely on Metro every day need to know they can take our buses and trains safely," Hahn, who also sits on the Metro Board of Directors, said in a statement. "I appreciate our sheriff's deputies who responded to the scene quickly and have detained a person of interest. Thankfully, I am told that the victim's injuries are not life threatening. I am praying for their quick recovery, and I am so sorry that they had to endure this."

Metro's Response

A Metro spokesperson issued the following statement regarding the incident:

"Metro shares the concerns of our employees and customers about the increased severity of crime we are seeing in our cities and on the Metro system, like the one onboard a Metro bus in the city of Lynwood this afternoon. Metro hopes for a swift and full recovery to the victim and commends the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for their prompt action in apprehending the suspect. We urge anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the LASD Transit Services Bureau at 323-563-5000. We must work together to stop these crimes before they happen. If you see something, report something by calling 911."


This comes just one day after a 30-year-old man was charged with murder for allegedly shooting a fellow passenger on a Metro bus in Commerce.

Just last week, Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board of Directors Chair Karen Bass said she had ordered an "immediate surge" in public safety personnel on buses and trains to increase their visibility and deter crime in response to a spate of violence on the transit system.

"The spike in violent crime has been absolutely unacceptable," Bass said at a Thursday morning news conference.

CNS contributed to this report.