By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday was investigating a fatal stabbing on a Metro train in downtown Los Angeles.

Police tape blocks entrance to a Metro Los Angeles train station Tuesday after a man was taken into custody for allegedly fatally stabbing another man. (CBSLA)

According to authorities, the stabbing happened at about 4:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of S. Flower Street near the Pico stop. The victim, a 41-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The suspect remained on the train and was confronted by officers at the Jefferson stop. When the man refused to surrender, officers deployed less-lethal force and were able to take him into custody.