Two stabbed at Hollywood Metro Red Line station; suspect sought
The stabbing took place about 4:30 a.m., just as train service was beginning for the day, said Metro spokesman Marc Littman.
The suspect and the two victims -- a man and a woman -- got into an argument in the mezzanine level of the station and the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed them. The male victim's throat was slashed, an official said.
The male victim had a laceration to the neck and was in serious but stable condition. The woman's injuries were less serious, Littman said. Both were transported to local hospitals.
The station remained closed, with trains bypassing the station as of 7:30 a.m. while investigators collected evidence. A bus bridge was shuttling passengers to nearby stations.
This was the third stabbing in recent months at a Metro Line station; there was one over the summer on the Gold Line and another on the Red Line at Hollywood and Vine.
The Sheriff's Department recently had its contract renewed to patrol the Metro subways.
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Photo: Metro Red Line. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times