Written by AARON CASTREJON
DUARTE - A homicide investigation is underway after some type of an attack at the Irwindale Gold Line Station led to a death Tuesday.
The victim succumbed to the injuries sustained. The victim and a suspect made their way to the Duarte/City of Hope Station where the victim died after medical attempts to revive the victim failed. A suspect is detained, according to Ramon Montenegro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau.
The attack occurred some time around 11:30 a.m.
The 9-1-1 call came in from Irwindale Police to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies and Los Angeles County Firefighters arrived to the train as it stopped at the Duarte Station and met the suspect and victim, Montenegro said.
Sheriff’s Homicide investigators are en route to the dual crime scenes in Duarte and Irwindale.
One of the passengers awaiting an eastbound train in Duarte described a chaotic scene.
“[I] Was waiting for the train, to go to citrus, the E/B train arrived people ran off when deputies got there the ones on the train pointed out the suspect. They arrested him,” said the passenger who wished to not be identified.
“When fire got there, they started CPR for 15 min. Then stopped. The deputies put up crime tape so I left,” The passenger said.
Gold Line trains are skipping the Duarte/City of Hope Station, according to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.