HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — The Metro Red Line station at Western Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard reopened Tuesday afternoon after two people were injured in a stabbing.
Deputies with the transit police received a call reporting a double stabbing at 4:30 a.m., according to Metro officials.
The LA County Sheriff’s department says a man and woman were sliced with a box cutter or razor after exchanging words with the suspect.
A man dressed in a Halloween clown costume stepped in to help.
Both victims were hospitalized, but are now in good condition.
The incident happened near a stairway, out of view of an overhead security camera. However, the suspect was captured on a security camera as he left the station. He was a black male, around 6-foot-2, wearing a hooded sweater.
Officers have been unable to locate the suspect or the witness who stepped in.
This was the third stabbing in recent months at a Metro Line station.
“I feel kind of uneasy about it because I take the Metro every morning on the way to school,” said a female Metro passenger.
Last week the Metro Transit Board voted on a measure that will beef up both security personnel and cameras along the Metro Lines.
Anyone with information about Tuesday’s stabbing is asked to call Sheriff’s deputies at (323) 563-5000.