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A 27-year-old man was arrested after stabbing a victim on April 6 on a subway train at the Metro Red Line’s Hollywood/Western station, police said.
The stabbing occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at the subway station in the 5400 block of Hollywood Boulevard. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division responded to a 911 call about the stabbing and found the male victim on the platform. The victim reported that he entered the train and became involved in an argument with a man who was already seated on the train. The man pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the abdomen, police said. The victim exited the train and sought help from a bystander who called authorities. The suspect stayed on the train, which departed from the station.
The victim was taken to a hospital and is recovering in stable condition, police said. Detectives from the Hollywood Division identified Alex Garcia, of Los Angeles, as the suspect and arrested him at approximately 5:40 p.m. on April 8 near Santa Monica Boulevard and Gower Street. Police did not disclose how they identified and located Garcia. The suspect was booked for attempted murder and held on $1 million bail and a felony probation hold.
Anyone who witnessed the crime or has information is urged to call the Hollywood Division at (213)972-2971. During weekends and off-hours, call (877)LAPD247.
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