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Man Stabbed In The Face During Argument On Metro Bus

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An attacker who stabbed another man in the face—possibly with a box cutter—on a Metro bus remains at large after he fled the scene.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of an attack just before 6:30 a.m. on a 210 bus near the intersection of West Rosecrans Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, near the border of Hawthorne and Gardena. The victim was stabbed in the face with what was either a box cutter or a knife, but his injuries were not life-threatening. Aerial footage from KTLA showed the victim being awake and conscious as he was being taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

The L.A. Times says the attack stemmed from an argument the two men were having on board the bus. The attacker remains at large and was last seen going west on West El Segundo Boulevard, and may have possibly boarded another bus.

Another man was detained around 7 a.m. near Crenshaw Boulevard and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, but CBS 2 reports that authorities determined he was not responsible for the attack.