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Mother of Man Fatally Stabbed on Red Line Plans to Sue MTA Over Lack of Proper Security

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The mother of the 59-year-old North Hollywood man stabbed to death aboard a Metro Red Line train last month is planning to sue the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, alleging the system does not have proper security aboard trains and in stations.

Jesse Garay was stabbed following a dispute with a fellow passenger aboard a northbound Red Line train headed towards the Hollywood and Vine stop. His assailant was able to flee the station on foot, and allegedly sought the aid of fellow passengers, who helped him change out of his blood-stained shirt.

That assailant, identified as 33-year-old transient Gene Sim, was arrested a few days later in Buena Park.

Garay's mother, Janie, has hired attorney Michael Alder, who is filing the suit on her behalf. Alder will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss details of the claim.

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The fatal stabbing of Jesse Garay is the first killing aboard the Red Line since the subway opened in 1993.