Fight on Metro train leads to fatal stabbing in Hawthorne

A man was fatally stabbed on a Metro train in Hawthorne Wednesday night and one person has been arrested in connection with his death, according to authorities. 

It happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of W. 120th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. 

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the victim, described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25-years-old, was stabbed in the torso before dying at the hospital.

The suspect, identified as a Hispanic man between 35 and 40-years-old, was detained and taken to a local hospital for treatment of apparent gunshot wounds to his upper torso.

Authorities said the victim and suspect got into a fight while both were on the train and during that fight, the victim pulled out a gun and shot his attacker as the suspect began to stab him. 

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The suspect was able to get off the train but was arrested by deputies shortly afterward.

Bus shuttles replaced Metro C Line service between the Hawthorne/Lennox and Vermont/Athens Stations while police investigated, Metro reported.

The investigation remains ongoing.