County Supervisor Hilda Solis said Wednesday she will be offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the person who stabbed and critically injured a fellow passenger aboard a transit bus in East Los Angeles.
The attack took place about 10:15 a.m. Monday in the 5700 block of Whittier Boulevard aboard a Montebello Public Transit bus, according to Deputy Sara Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s department reported. A possible motive for the stabbing has not been disclosed.
The suspect, who got off the bus and fled on foot after stabbing the victim, was described as a Hispanic man in his mid-30s to early 40s. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 170 to 180 pounds and was wearing a blue and orange shirt and green shorts.
Solis urged anyone with information to come forward. She said she will ask her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to formally approve the $20,000 reward offer on Tuesday. Sheriff’s officials asked anyone with information to contact Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives at (323) 890-5500.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.
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