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April 8, 2023

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division Detectives have announced the arrest of a suspect who was involved in a stabbing.

On April 6, 2023, around 5:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division responded to a radio call of an “ADW Ambulance cutting” at the MTA Red Line station platform located at the 5400 block of Hollywood Boulevard.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was being treated by the Los Angeles Fire Department personnel for his injuries.  The victim had sustained a severe injury to his abdomen and was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.

The officers’ investigation revealed that the victim entered the MTA train and engaged in a verbal argument with the suspect who was already seated on the train.  The argument turned violent resulting in the suspect slashing the victim one time in the abdomen area causing serious bodily injury.  The victim exited the train and summoned a bystander for help.  The suspect remained on the train as the train left the platform area.

On April 8, 2023, around 5:40 p.m., using Department resources, Hollywood Area Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 27-year-old, Alex Garcia, a resident of Los Angeles.  Garcia was located and taken into custody without incident in the area of Santa Monica Boulevard and Gower Street.  Garcia was subsequently booked for 664/187 PC – Attempt Murder and held on a one-million-dollar bail and a Felony Probation Hold (Booking No. 6582806).

The victim remains hospitalized, and he is in stable condition.