LA authorities investigating 3rd Metro incident within 24 hours

Yet another violent incident was reported on Los Angeles Metro's property – with the latest incident taking place in Encino on Tuesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Balboa Avenue. One person was robbed of a cell phone and hit in the chest while riding a westbound Metro Line 240 bus. The suspect was apprehended and arrested for assault and battery as he was walking away from the bus. The victim did not require medical assistance and was not transported to any hospital facility.

This marks the third violent incident involving Metro property in less than 24 hours.

On Monday night, an altercation occurred on an eastbound Metro Line 180 bus on Los Feliz Road at S. Central Avenue in Glendale. The bus operator stopped the bus, and four males exited, continuing their fight on the street. Two of the individuals were stabbed. The Glendale Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene. The two people with stab wounds were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Two juveniles were arrested at the scene, and the LASD is investigating the incident.

The second incident on Monday night took place inside an elevator that takes passengers to the C Line train station in South Los Angeles. The suspect from this stabbing remains on the run as of Tuesday afternoon.

The woman remains hospitalized from the South LA incident, and the two people involved in the Glendale incident are expected to survive.


Metro thanks the LAPD for its quick action in the Encino case and encourages anyone with additional information on the Glendale crime to call the LASD Transit Services Bureau at 323-563-5000.