UPDATE: Extra Police Patrol on Gold Line after Arrest Made in Stabbing Death

November 29, 2018 - 8:50 am
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(KNX 1070/CNS) --  On Thursday, extra police will be riding the Gold Line after a man was stabbed to death on a train just before it arrived at the Duarte station earlier this week.

Metro spokesman Dave Sotero tells KNX safety is a top priority for the agency, adding "these fatal stabbings are rare on the Metro system. We do run a safe system but we understand that is little consolation when there is a fatality and we certainly understand and respect that  but we will be increasing the deployment of law enforcement officers."

A man was arrested in connection with the attack on Tuesday. He's been booked on suspicion of murder but there's no word on a motive yet. The Sheriffs department says Peter Munoz of Commerce has been booked on suspicion of murder being held without bail.

He was arrested after investigators interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance video.

The killing occurred about 11:30 a.m., apparently as the train was en route from Irwindale to Duarte, where it stopped at the Duarte Station, said Ramon Montenegro of the Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau.

The man, was pronounced dead by county firefighters at the scene, Montenegro said. His name was withheld, pending notification of relatives.

Gold Line trains were passing by the Duarte Station due to the investigation, and buses were brought in to help shuttle travelers between the Irwindale and Monrovia stations, with delays expected of up to 10 minutes, according to Metro..