Woodland Hills: Topanga Division Detectives are providing an update regarding the stabbing investigation which involved a Metro Bus Driver.
Detectives followed investigative leads that resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old male believed to be the subject in this case. The juvenile is currently in police custody and will be booked for 602 WIC/664/187(a) PC – Attempt Murder. His identity is being withheld due to his age.
The Department would like to thank our community for the information they provided that assisted in the apprehension of the subject.
Woodland Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who stabbed a Metro bus driver.
On May 24, 2023, around 5:15 p.m., Topanga Division patrol officers responded to Erwin Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard for a radio call of an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon.”
The investigation revealed that a male suspect entered a Metro bus and had a verbal argument with the Metro bus driver. The bus driver and the suspect exited the bus and continued the argument, at which time the suspect produced a knife (or sharp object) and stabbed the bus driver multiple times.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the bus driver to a local hospital in critical condition, where he underwent surgery. The bus driver’s identify has not been revealed at this time.
The suspect fled on foot eastbound Erwin St from Topanga Canyon Boulevard. He is described as a 21-year-old male, White, with blonde curly hair and a thin build. He stands 6 feet tall and was wearing a red shirt, black pants, and a black backpack.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Division Detectives at (818) 756-4820. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls can also be directed to 1-877 LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.