A man was fatally stabbed on a Metro bus in Highland Park, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A man was fatally stabbed on a Metro bus in Highland Park, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

The primary suspect among three men accused in a fatal stabbing on a Metro bus in Highland Park was detained Tuesday and will be interviewed by homicide investigators.

The attack occurred on Metro bus line 81 along North Figueroa Street around 10:40 p.m. Monday, sheriff’s Deputy Mike Barraza said.

Barraza said the three suspects boarded the bus at Avenue 57, walked to the back and began arguing with the victim, who was stabbed in the chest. The assailants fled when the bus, which was carrying about 10 passengers, stopped at North Figueroa and Meridian Streets.

The suspects, two of whom remain at large, were described only as Hispanic men, reportedly ranging in age from 25 to 35.

The name of the victim, who was in his 30s, was withheld pending notification of his relatives.

The Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported this afternoon that a person believed to be the primary suspect in the stabbing had been detained. The unidentified man was taken to the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station, and homicide detectives were en route to interview him.

Anyone with information about the fatal attack was urged to call the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, (323) 890-5500; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222- TIPS.

—City News Service

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