Manuel Ortiz, 27, was taken into custody about 1 a.m. on suspicion of attempted murder, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said in a tweet. Additional details of the arrest were not immediately disclosed.
The incident took place about 10:15 a.m. Monday on a Montebello Public Transportation Bus that was traveling in the 5700 block of Whittier Boulevard, near Gerhart Avenue.
ARREST MADE @LASDHQ Homicide arrest 27yr old Manuel Ortiz today 4/12 at approx 1:00am. He is being charged with attempted murder for the stabbing incident on the Montebello Public Transit bus. Thank you to the public & media for being very involved in helping Detectives. pic.twitter.com/26qp5PwzTK— Jim McDonnell (@LACoSheriff) April 12, 2018
Footage of the attack shows a man standing in the bus's center aisle before he lunges forward, brandishes a knife and repeatedly stabs the victim. The assailant then gets off the bus and flees the scene on foot.
The victim was critically injured.
Authorities released the surveillance video on Wednesday in an effort to identify the suspect.
"Thank you to the public & media for being very involved in helping Detectives," McDonnell tweeted after the suspect was apprehended.