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Man Arrested After Stabbing Another Passenger Aboard A Metrolink Lancaster Train 219

On Monday May 6, 2019, at approximately 6:15 PM an argument led to an assault on the Antelope Valley Metrolink train from Santa Clarita to Palmdale. During the incident, the much larger suspect jumped onto the victim, and continually struck him in the face several times with his fists. The stabbing was reported Monday evening, aboard Lancaster-bound Train 219, which was between the Via Princessa and Vincent Grade/Acton stations on the Antelope Valley line, according to Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson. Press Release The victim, fearing for his life produced a pocket knife and stabbed the suspect in the shoulder to stop the threat. The suspect, 29-year-old Rafael Brown, was transported to a local hospital for a non-life-threatening injury to his shoulder. The suspect will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, 245 P.C. and is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail. The victim, a 49-year-old resident of Palmdale was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Palmdale Station at (661) 272-2400 If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website

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