Written by AARON CASTREJON
LOS ANGELES - A 51-year-old Commerce man was arrested Tuesday, hours after allegedly stabbing to death an Azusa man aboard a westbound Gold Line train.
Peter Munoz was booked on suspicion of murder and is being held without bail, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Munoz was officially arrested at 11 p.m., according to Los Angeles County booking records, nearly 12 hours after the attack occurred.
“The arrest comes after investigators conducted interviews of witnesses and viewed surveillance video in the area,” Schrader said.
A motive for the killing is unknown.
62-year-old Xuezhong Bao was named as the victim by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Bao was stabbed at least once in the upper torso at or near the Irwindale Station, 16017 Avenida Padilla, some time before 11:30 a.m. November 27. It was unclear if he was stabbed on the platform, or inside the train.
Bao and the suspect made their was westbound in a train that arrived at the Duarte/City of Hope Station. The suspect was detained. Bao died after attempts at CPR failed.
Munoz is being held in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Temple Station jail and is awaiting a scheduled appearance in Alhambra Municipal Court Thursday, November 29.