Police Nab Suspect in Connection With Stabbing on Culver City Bus
June 2, 2022
Culver City police have arrested a Long Beach man who allegedly stabbed a passenger on Culver City Bus and also attempted to rob a customer at Trader Joe’s on Tuesday afternoon.
On May 31, around 4:30 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the Culver City Bus transfer station, located at 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., where they found the victim of a stabbing, according to the Culver City Police Department.
Culver City Fire Department also responded to the scene and provided medical aid to the victim who sustained a non-life-threatening stab wound to his right elbow, CCPD said.
“The victim told police that the suspect approached him while he was on the bus and began to punch him in the face unprovoked,” CCPD said in a press release. “During the assault, the suspect produced a hunting knife and stabbed the victim in his right elbow. After the stabbing, the suspect fled the area on foot.”
Police officers immediately went looking for the suspect and arrested him in that vicinity, CCPD said.
While detaining the suspect, an additional victim approached police officers and mentioned that that same suspect had just attempted to rob him inside of the Trader Joe’s, CCPD said.
“The suspect approached him with an unknown object in his hand, demanded his wallet, and then attempted to physically remove the victim’s wallet from his rear pocket,” police said. “In fear for his life, the victim was able to run away from the suspect and flag down CCPD officers.”
The suspect, a 28-year-old resident of Long Beach, was “positively identified by both victims and several witnesses” and was placed under arrest on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery, CCPD said.
This case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration, police said.
Anyone with any information or questions regarding this incident is urged to contact Sergeant Eddie Baskaron at 310-253-6316 or the Watch Commander at 310-253-6202.