Man stabs MTA bus driver 1 block away from famous Venice sign

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

VENICE BEACH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspect was arrested Thursday after stabbing a bus driver in Venice Beach.

The incident occurred at Windward Avenue, not far from the famous Venice sign. Metro said the driver was in front of the bus when the suspect stabbed him in the back. His injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

Police arrested the suspect soon after, though he has not yet been identified.

Metro released the following statement Thursday afternoon:

"Metro is angered and saddened to hear about this heinous act of violence and is providing support to our employee and his loved ones. We will work closely with the LAPD to investigate this incident and are grateful for their swift action in arresting the suspect. If you have any information related to this incident, please call the LAPD's 24-Hour Anonymous Tip Line at 1-877-LAPD 24-7"