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62-Year-Old Man Arrested In Connection To Deadly Stabbing At Koreatown Metro Station

Outside the Wilshire/Normandie station on Sunday night. (Photo by Julia Wick/LAist)
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A fatal stabbing at the Purple Line's Wilshire/Normandie station was the result of an argument, authorities have stated. A 62-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing, reports the Los Angeles Times.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, two men began arguing on the platform of the Wilshire/Normandie station shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. No reports note the cause of the argument.

"Sometime during that argument one of those individuals pulls out a knife and stabs the other one several times," Lt. Jon Corina of the Sheriff's Department added, according to KTLA.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene when police arrived around 5:00 p.m.

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"There was a lot of blood on the scene and he was conscious. He was on his knees and clearly struggling," a witness told KTLA. "There were several people around trying to help and just in shock."

The 62-year-old suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, then fled the scene and into a nearby Carl's Jr. bathroom.

"Deputies talked to the suspect for almost an hour through the locked
door and convinced him to surrender peacefully," Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff's Information Bureau said, reports City News Service.

According to the Times, the suspect remains in custody, booked on suspicion of murder. He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.