Graphic Videos: Violent Brawl Erupts On Crowded, Moving Metro Bus


A violent, bloody fight broke out on a Metro Orange Line bus Friday afternoon that included one man pulling out a knife.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, the fight erupted around 3:25 p.m. as the bus was heading toward the station in North Hollywood.

Orlando Romero captured the fight on his phone and posted the videos to Instagram. He told ABC-7, "I got nervous, my heart started beating, but I was more focused on capturing the moment, the video."

According to witnesses, the man who instigated the fight kept shouting that he was from Chicago and was "acting drunk and disrespectful." After a few other men who were from L.A. confronted him, the man from Chicago pulled out a knife, and a fight broke out.

In the two videos (the second is posted below), we see a jumbled group of men, and it's not really clear who's doing what. "Get your ass out of here with that bullshit and stop disrespecting people," we hear one of the men saying, as he's seen pinning the Chicago man's arms behind his back.

While no one appears to have been stabbed, the man who pulled out the knife was hit at some point during the melee, and had blood all over his face.

"I did kind of freak out when I saw the guy's blood and it was splattered all over the floor and the side of the door," Romero told ABC.


According to Romero, the bus driver was frantically honking the horn in an attempt to get police attention while the fight was happening. All of the men involved in the fight got off the bus at the North Hollywood Metro station, and sheriff's deputies arrested the man who pulled out the knife.