Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Man on Metro Red Line Train

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An investigation continued Sunday after a wanted suspect was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a man on a Metro Red Line train in Hollywood, authorities said.


Passengers travel inside a Metro Red Line station after a man was stabbed on a train on Jan. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The fatal stabbing occurred around 9:20 a.m. Monday on the train that was located at the station at Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim – identified as 34-year-old Jose Velasco-Alvarado – was seated as the train pulled into the station, according to a sheriff’s news release.

He was then approached by a man who stabbed him once in the throat before exiting the train, the release stated.

Velasco-Alvarado was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he later died.

Homicide investigators received an anonymous tip that helped them identify the suspect as 25-year-old Angelo Correia, officials said.

Investigators served a search warrant at Correia’s North Hollywood home on Friday, and the suspect was subsequently arrested, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Correia was booked at the West Hollywood Station and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, authorities said.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to contact the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

KTLA’s Kennedy Ryan contributed to this report.

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