Deputies Search For A Screwdriver-Wielding Man Accused Of Attacking 7 Bus Riders This Month [Updated]
Authorities are searching for a man accused of stabbing Metro bus riders with a screwdriver throughout L.A. County.The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. said that there were two more attacks this morning in addition to others from June 16 to June 24, according to CBS Los Angeles.
One of the attacks took place today at 5:40 a.m. on a Metro bus near North Figueroa Street and West Avenue 26 in Cypress Park, where the 56-year-old victim had 50 injuries to his face. A screwdriver was allegedly used in that attack. The other attack occurred today around 10:45 a.m. at Atlantic and Slauson in Maywood.
Hector Resendez, 24, is believed to be involved in at least seven attacks, with multiple ones involving a screwdriver. Authorities believe he may have drug and psychological issues. He's described as a 6-foot tall, 195-pound Hispanic man with short, black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on his right bicep, according to the LASD.
Anyone with information about this suspect is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department Transit Services Bureau at 323-563-5000.
UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: Metro announced on Twitter that the suspect is now in custody.