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Man stabbed, critically wounded aboard Gold Line train

August 26, 2011 | 10:23 pm

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A 33-year-old man was stabbed and critically wounded Friday evening on a Gold Line train as it traveled through Pasadena, authorities said.

A fistfight between the unidentified victim and another man preceded the stabbing, authorities said.

Jose Paul Vasquez, 36, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a knife with blood on it was recovered from his pants pocket, authorities said. His bail was set at $1 million.

Police said the stabbing occurred about 6:40 p.m. inside the northbound train of the Gold Line light rail system as it approached the Memorial Park station on East Holly Street. Pasadena officers were there to meet the train and arrest Vasquez.

The stabbing comes a week after a fatal stabbing on the Red Line train in Hollywood.

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Photo: A passenger catches a Gold Line train at the Pico/Aliso station. Credit: Allen J. Schaben /  Los Angeles Times

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