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Red Line Station Stabber Sentenced for Halloween Attack

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A man accused of stabbing two people during an attack in a Metro Red Line station in the early morning hours of November 1 was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and four months in state prison, reports City News Service.

Lang David Dunbar, 25, pleaded no contest in February to one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem for the Halloween attack on a man and a woman at the Hollywood and Western Red Line station.

Dunbar attacked the couple inside the station after he made a disparaging remark about the woman's Halloween costume, and her boyfriend intervened in the ensuing confrontation.

The female victim was cut in the face and on her arm, while the male victim was slashed in the neck.

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Dunbar fled the station, and was apprehended nearly two weeks later in Cleveland, Ohio.

The 25-year-old Dunbar was homeless and living in Hollywood at the time of the attack. He was on Felony Probation for Forgery, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.