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Suspect charged in post-Halloween Red Line stabbing

November 15, 2011 |  3:26 pm

Metro Red Line
A man suspected of stabbing two people at a Hollywood Red Line train station the morning after Halloween was arrested in Cleveland over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Lang David Dunbar, 25, of Los Angeles, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of mayhem in the alleged box cutter attack, prosecutors said.

Dunbar was arrested Saturday and remained in custody Tuesday and is awaiting extradition to California for his arraignment.

The attack took place in the mezzanine of the Metro station at Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, where authorities said the victims, a man and a woman, argued with Dunbar. Dunbar allegedly cut the woman's face and arm and slashed the man's neck.

A man wearing a clown suit from the previous night's Halloween festivities aided the victims.

The incident was the third stabbing in recent months at a Metro station, subway or light rail car. One took place on a Gold Line train on Aug. 27, and another on a Red Line subway car at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street on Aug. 19.


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Photo: The Metro Red Line train station in Hollywood was the site of a stabbing the day after Halloween. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times