Good Samaritan stabbed on Boyle Heights bus

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Surveillance photos of suspect | LAPD

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Police released photos of a man who suspected of assaulting a female bus rider and then stabbing a Good Samaritan who came to her assistance.

The incident took place on Thursday, Oct. 22 on the southern edge of Boyle Heights near the intersection of Grande Vista and Washington Boulevard  when the suspect threw a metal ball that was part of a trailer hitch at a 60-year-old woman, who was nearly hit. “A Good Samaritan intervened and was stabbed several times by the suspect with a sharp object in the upper and lower torso area, according to an LAPD press release. The suspect got off the bus and ran off in an unknown direction.

The female passenger was not injured. The stabbing victim was transported to a hospital and is reported to be in stabled condition.

Police are asking the public to help identify and find the suspect, who was photographed by a bus surveillance camera. Here’s a description of the suspect released by police:

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic with a mustache, between 25-35 years of age, stands between 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs between 165-175 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black and orange baseball hat, black t-shirt and grey pants. The suspect attempted to conceal his face with another black t-shirt that he wrapped around the lower portion of his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hollenbeck Division Detective K. Gonzales at (323) 342-8973. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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  1. It’s not his fault! He stabbed him because of gentrification.

    • Yeah, I’m certain one of the well heeled transplants would have stepped up to help this lady. No you would have been paralized with fear buddy!!
      What have you done to make this neighborhood better you cynical piece of ….?

  2. And people are upset that ghetto trash like this are being pushed out of the neighborhood? Good riddance. Bring in more intelligent people with good jobs who have no interest in stabbing people.

    • Grande vista and Washington isn’t even boyle heights anymore that’s Vernon area. If he was on the bus he could’ve been from any where not just boyle heights. Blame your government for pushing drugs in the regan era to help fund the war. Because all those drugs still affect our streets to this day.

      • Seriously – you’re blaming the government for this asshole stabbing someone trying to help a 60 year old woman on the bus? Get real buddy. People need to be accountable for their actions.

        • Ya and the genius above you is equating the stabbing with low-income working families being pushed and priced out of their homes. Both real good arguments huh?

          • We deserve this, liberals I mean, ghetto savage trash running around causing havoc and hurting people. No one speaks out so it just carries on and on,,,,

          • More poor people=more crime. As upper class people move in and better the neighborhood, yes unfortunately some innocent poor people won’t be able to afford here anymore but also plenty of nasty scumbags won’t be able to afford it either. That’s a net positive.

  3. Transit TV is gone, thank goodness, but if Metro is looking to use the monitors (as is suggested here: http://thesource.metro.net/2015/02/10/metro-statement-on-transit-tv-monitors-on-buses/) then they should use it to post non-stop images of ANYONE sought for committing crime on Metro buses and trains. If a person commits a crime on mass-transit transportation, there’s a chance they either target it specifically or depend on it to get around so why not enable the ridership to help identify them as they would be the best candidates to so and they have the highest stake in make sure these people are caught. If it does nothing more than deter suspects from ever using Metro transit again, its job will be done,

    • This is a great idea but I doubt metro would like it due that it would scare everyone not just criminals from riding the metro. I’m all for this though.

      • I was thinking the same, but if you included missing persons and non-metro-related persons of interest along with generic bulletin-board info it might be less alarming. I’ll say this; I don’t have to ride the bus but I wouldn’t be deterred from doing so because I saw a “wanted” poster on it. Of course, it helps that I don’t live in a fantasy land about it being crime free and that I think that informing the ridership is the ethical and sensible thing to do.

        • Real good idea!
          They would have to be 100% certain that the featured individuals were the correct suspects though. (Which they never are)
          People like to sue….

  4. I really hate these type of idiots. Slowly they are being exterminated but somehow making their way back. Most are lazy people who live in apartments complex or public housing and definitively are on welfare on unemployment benefits. It really irritates me that these coward idiots are walking around our neighborhood. It should be a crime not to work because if he were to be occupied he would not be doing nothing. I hope he gets caught and the person caught recuperates.

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