Passenger stabbed aboard Montebello Bus Lines

Published: April 11, 2018

Last updated on April 13th, 2018

Update: Manuel Ortiz, 27, was apprehended at 1 a.m., Thursday, April 12, and is being held on attempted murder charges. A motive for the attack is still unclear.

An update on the condition of the victim has not been released.

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CBS Los Angeles reports that a passenger who was stabbed while riding aboard a Montebello Bus Lines (MBL) bus is not expected to survive. The attack happened along the 5700 block of Whittier Blvd., in East LA at 10:13 a.m. on Monday, April 9. The victim is said to be in his 20s and was on his way to East LA College where he is a student.

Video of the attack from an inward-facing camera shows that there was no provocation and that the victim appeared to be minding his own business. Authorities are still searching for the perpetrator.

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SMART TD Local 1701 represents mechanics and bus operators employed by Montebello Bus Lines.

With a fleet of 66 buses, MBL serves over 8 million passengers a year throughout the communities of Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Boyle Heights, Commerce, Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, La Mirada, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, South Gate and Whittier.