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Another Friday Night Fight, Stabbing on a Metro Train, This Time the Gold Line

Photo of a Gold Line train arriving at Memorial Park station by Alberto Cueto via the LAist Featured Photos pool
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This is starting to become a regular thing: A fight Friday night on a Metro train has resulted in a stabbing and an arrest, says the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The incident took place at around 6:30 p.m. aboard a Metro Gold Line train headed northbound to the Memorial Park Station in Pasadena.

9-1-1 calls from passengers on the light rail train indicated there had been a stabbing on board that followed a dispute between two men.

The victim was a 33-year-old Hispanic male. When the train arrived at Memorial Park, officers from the Pasadena Police Department were on hand to meet the train. Witnesses pointed out the victim and a suspect. The victim was given emergency care then taken to an area hospital. He is listed in critical but stable condition.

"Jose Paul Vasquez, 36, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a knife with blood on it was recovered from his pants pocket, authorities said," reports L.A. Now.

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Just one week ago, at almost the same time, a dispute between two riders aboard a Red Line train in Hollywood resulted in the fatal stabbing of a 59-year-old man. A few days later, authorities arrested a 33-year-old suspect.