A 25-year-old suspect wanted for the stabbing of two victims at a Red Line Station in Hollywood on Nov. 1 has been arrested in Cleveland, Ohio and is awaiting extradition.
The suspect, Lang David Dunbar, fled Los Angeles after the stabbing, which occurred around 4:45 a.m. at the Red Line Station at Western Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Dunbar allegedly used a box cutter to stab and slash the two victims, a man and a woman, who were on the mezzanine level of the station. The male victim reportedly was slashed in the neck, and the female victim suffered puncture wounds to her face and arm, but both are expected to fully recover. Dunbar was being sought by investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Services Bureau, which handles all incidents involving the subway system, and was taken into custody by authorities in Cleveland on Nov. 12. The motive for the attack is believed to have been an argument that occurred between the suspect and victims, but no information was provided about how Dunbar was identified.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged Dunbar with two counts of attempted murder. The criminal complaint alleges Dunbar personally inflicted great bodily injury and personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon in the attack. Dunbar also faces two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of mayhem.
The suspect will be arraigned after he is extradited from Ohio, which may take several days. Prosecutors have recommended that Dunbar’s bail be set at more than $2.1 million.