Primary suspect in fatal bus stabbing detained, two others remain at large, LASD says

HIGHLAND PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The primary suspect in a stabbing death on a Metro bus in Highland Park has been detained on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators from the sheriff's department released photos of three suspects accused of stabbing a man to death near Meridian and N. Figueroa streets shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday.

The suspects, described as Hispanic males between 25 and 35 years old, entered Metro bus line 81 at 57th Avenue and Figueroa Street and walked to the back of the bus where they began arguing with the 49-year-old victim, investigators said.

As the situation escalated, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed the man in the chest. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said the primary suspect was taken to the East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station and was being held for questioning.

The other two suspects remain at large.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. To remain anonymous, call (800) 222-8477.
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