Police are investigating a fight on a Westbound Expo train that resulted in the partial closure of the Downtown Station and one man being transported to the hospital.

According to witnesses and local law enforcement, a man was stabbed during a fight on a westbound Expo train at about 1:30 p.m. As the train pulled into the Downtown station, one man was cut near his neck and face. The suspect then fled the scene on a dark colored beach cruiser bicycle.

The victim’s injuries were not life threatening but he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The downtown station was partially closed during the investigation, disrupting service along the line.

The attack is the second at the Downtown station this year. In October, Sheriff’s Deputies shot a man who threatened them with a pair of knives.

The Downtown station opened in May and in June, the station was briefly evacuated as authorities cleared a suspicious package.

The sheriff’s department handles security for the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority including jurisdiction over crimes committed along the train tracks or in the station.


Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...