Man Stabs 2 Victims While Riding Bus: Police

One victim was stabbed multiple times while a bystander was stabbed in the leg

A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday morning in Logan Heights after he allegedly stabbed two people while riding the bus.

According to police, the stabbings happened just before 10 a.m. aboard a MTS bus traveling near 31st Street and Imperial Avenue.

The suspect – identified by police as Juan Ferrera – allegedly attacked another man while riding the bus, stabbing the victim several times in the stomach, neck and back with a large knife.

Police say an innocent female bystander who was also on the bus at the time was stabbed in the leg. The bus stopped at 31st Street and Imperial Avenue following the attack. No other injuries were reported.

Ferrera hopped off the bus and fled the scene on foot, but police captured him a short time later near 30th Street and Imperial Avenue. He was positively identified by witnesses and arrested.

The first stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, police said. The female stabbing victim was also taken to a hospital with a minor stab wound to her leg. The names of the victims were not released.

The bus assault is under investigation. It is unclear if Ferrera knows the first victim. Police say the motive for the stabbing remains unknown.

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