A 24-year-old man was charged Tuesday in a string of attacks on passengers aboard Los Angeles County Metro buses, including several incidents in which he allegedly wielded a screwdriver.
Hector Resendez was charged with five counts of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of battery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
He was expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in the downtown L.A. criminal courts building.
Resendez assaulted eight bus passengers between June 16 and 27, according to prosecutors. None of the victims received life-threatening injuries.
After deputies released a description and photo of Resendez as the suspect in the assaults, he was arrested Friday when deputies swarmed a Huntington Park gas station. The arrested followed the second of two bus attacks that morning.
Resendez was found with the weapon he was suspected of having used, authorities said Friday.
He faces multiple life sentences if convicted.
Resendez was being held at the Men’s Central Jail on $1 million bail, online inmate records showed. Prosecutors planned to ask that that amount be raised to $5.1 million.