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News Release

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Media Relations

Man Stabbed while Riding Local Bus NR15365rh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Crime Against Persons detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying or providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for stabbing a good samaritan inside the bus.

On October 22, 2015, around 5:20 p.m., Hollenbeck patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon investigation in the intersection of Grande Vista and Washington Boulevard in the Hollenbeck Area. A 60-year-old Hispanic woman was riding the local bus when she was assaulted by a male suspect, who threw a chrome metal ball (trailer hitch) that nearly struck her.

Immediately after the suspect threw the metal ball, a good samaritan intervened and was stabbed several times by the suspect with a sharp object in the upper and lower torso area. The suspect then exited the bus and ran away in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the good samaritan to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The woman was not injured.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic with a mustache, between 25-35 years of age, stands between 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs between 165-175 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black and orange baseball hat, black t-shirt and grey pants. The suspect attempted to conceal his face with another black t-shirt that he wrapped around the lower portion of his face.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Crimes Against Persons Detective K. Gonzales at (323) 342-8973. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."