Woman Dies After Homeless Man Stabs Her Throat In Unprovoked Attack at Los Angeles Metro Station

by J Pelkey
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On Monday morning, a woman in her 60s was fatally stabbed at the Universal/Studio City Metro station in Los Angeles in an unprovoked attack by a homeless man.

Police reported that the victim sustained neck injuries from small kitchen knives around 5 am on Monday.

The assailant fled the scene, but authorities apprehended him later that same day.

Identified as 45-year-old Elliot Tramel Nowden, the suspect has been charged with murder and is currently being held on $2 million bail.

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The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“This does appear to be completely unprovoked from what witnesses have told detectives,” LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar to KTLA 5’s Rachel Menitoff. “There was no altercation prior to this violent attack.”

KTLA 5 reported:

A woman in her 60s has died following another violent incident involving public transportation in Los Angeles.

The latest incident occurred around 5 a.m. Monday morning. The victim was stabbed on the southbound train before exiting at the Universal City B Line Station at 3901 Lankershim Blvd, close to the major tourist attraction, Universal Studios.

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Elliot Tramel Nowden. The homeless 45-year-old is charged with murder and is being held on $2 million bail, authorities said.

According to LAPD, Nowden stabbed the victim in the throat using two small kitchen knives. The woman got off the train while bleeding profusely at the station, and Nowden exited right after.

He fled the scene, but a combination of surveillance cameras and witness descriptions about the suspect and his distinctive clothing helped officers locate and arrest him a short time later near Ventura Boulevard and Vineland Avenue.

Authorities say Nowden and the victim did not know each other.

Watch the video report below from KTLA 5:

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