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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