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Suspect in Fatal Red Line Subway Stabbing Arrested

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies have announced they made an arrest last night in the fatal stabbing of a 59-year-old North Hollywood man aboard a Red Line subway train in Hollywood.33-year-old Gene Sim, described by the LASD in a news release as "a transient" was found in Buena Park and taken into custody without incident. The suspect was booked on a probation violation, and murder charges are pending. Sim is being held without bail.

Sim is suspected of stabbing Jesse Garay as they rode on the Red Line northbound to the Hollywood/Vine station, where Sim allegedly was aided by passengers in escaping on foot. Witnesses also say the two men were engaged in a vocal dispute before the stabbing.

Authorities say their investigation is ongoing.