A Metro train operator was shot and wounded Friday at the Indiana Station in East Los Angeles and was hospitalized in stable condition.

The shooting occurred about 4:10 a.m. on the platform of the station, which handles the Metro L Line trains, according to Dave Sotero of Metro.

The suspect fled and was being sought, Sotero said.

Authorities closed the Indiana Station, and arranged for buses to ferry rail passengers between the Soto and Maravilla stations, Sotero said.

“This was a brazen act of violence against a defenseless Metro operator,” Sotero said. “Metro will continue to support the operator and family and will do everything it can in working with law enforcement to search for and apprehend the perpetrator.”

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call Metro security at 888-950-SAFE.

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