Sheriff's Department seeks public's help in identifying suspect in Monterey Park bus stabbing

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public's help in identifying an attempted murder suspect who stabbed a man in November while riding a Metro bus in Monterey Park.

Both the victim and suspect boarded Nov. 3 a Metro 260 line bus at 7:17 pm, according to a Friday press release from LASD. A short time later, the suspect got up from his seat, stabbed the victim in the throat with a knife or other sharp object, and ran off the bus.

The victim was initially in serious condition but is expected to make a full recovery, according to LASD.

The suspect, who was caught on video surveillance, is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, six feet tall, and 200 pounds. The man had short black or brown hair, a mustache, and a goatee, and was wearing a light colored shirt and dark shorts on the day of the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Transit Services Bureau at (323) 563-5000. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can also call L.A. Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS, text the letters “TIPLA” plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visit the L.A. Crime Stoppers website.

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