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Suspect Charged For Fatally Stabbing Passenger On Metro Red Line

A Metro Red Line subway (Photo by Gary Kavangh via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A 24-year-old man was charged today for fatally stabbing a rider on the Metro Red Line subway.

Angelo Correa was charged with one count of murder with the allegation that he used a deadly weapon—a folding knife, according to a statement from the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. He is scheduled to be arraigned today and prosecutors are asking for his bail to be set at $1 million.

The suspect was arrested on Jan. 19 for allegedly stabbing 34-year-old Jose Velasco-Alvarado around 9:20 a.m. on Jan. 13. Authorities reported a verbal dispute between the two passengers on the Metro Red Line train at the Vermont/Santa Monica station allegedly led Correa to stab the victim in the neck with a knife. Velasco-Alvarado died later that day in a hospital.

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