PASADENA (CBS) — Officials say two male passengers got into a fist fight on the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena Friday night before one pulled out a knife and stabbed the other.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man for stabbing the 33-year-old victim, according to authorities.

The stabbing was reported just after 6:38 p.m., said officials.

Officials identified the suspect as Jose Paul Vasquez Flores.

When the train pulled into the Memorial Park Station, eyewitnesses pointed out the suspect to authorities.

The victim was taken to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.

Police said they recovered a bloody knife from the suspect’s pants.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Mike Parker credited the public with helping apprehend the suspect. “The passengers and police working together are what kept the suspect from escaping the scene and ensured the quickest medical care possible for the victim.”

Flores was treated for injuries received reportedly sustained during his arrest. He is expected to be booked for assault with a deadly weapon.

His bail was set at $1 million.

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Comments (8)
  1. they are lousy says:

    i hope he is illegal, i want to see if obama is real.



  2. Arod says:

    why is it almost every crime ireport has a mexican name along with it

    1. You're also nutz says:

      Let’s see, stabbing on Redline
      Sim, thats Korean, nope
      Godmother clubs baby to death
      You’re wrong
      Bernie Madoff
      Wrong again

      1. James says:

        To be fair, the Red Line stabbing might have been considered self-defense (against a Latino attacker) if the stabber hadn’t taken off. (I don’t think the man is Korean; I’m guessing he’s Cambodian or Chinese.) White-collar crime is often perpetrated by whites, but if we look at violent crime around Los Angeles, it’s largely black and Latino perpetrators.

  3. AH says:

    It’s because we are in a new age
    and no longer the majority

  4. Xen says:

    Only cowards use knifes and other weapons. They are not man enough to use their fists when fighting.

  5. Pete says:

    You can blame this one on the Mexicans
    Some previous comments said all crimes were
    caused by Mexicans
    Just proved him wrong….read 5 articles
    4 were by white or black suspects
    20% equal to or less than population stats

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