Stabbing on Metro Gold Line train near Duarte leaves 1 dead

A man was stabbed to death Tuesday on a Metro Gold Line train near Duarte, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials.

The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. as the train was stopped near the 1600 block of East Duarte Road. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

L.A's massive Metro system moves about 1.3 million passengers a day on buses and rail. Mostly without incident.

That's why what happened today in Duarte was such a shock. Details are still under investigation but someone was apparently killed in a fight aboard a southbound Metro train as it approached the Duarte City of Hope stop.

A 911 call came in of ''an assault'' according to the Sheriff's Homicide investigator, and a weapon was discovered, but beyond that, in mid afternoon, there were few details.

The victim was male, the person of interest pointed out by passengers and detained for questioning was male, and that' about all they were willing to say.

All trains, just as all buses, are equipped with video cameras which record constantly, and there are cameras as the stations, so whatever happened there's a good chance it was caught on camera.

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