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Woman dies after 'unprovoked' attack at Los Angeles Metro station in Studio City

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Woman dies after 'unprovoked' attack at Los Angeles Metro station in Studio City

A woman in her 40s or 50s has died following another violent incident involving public transportation in Los Angeles.

The latest incident occurred around 5 a.m. Monday morning. The victim was stabbed as she exited the Universal City B Line Station at 3901 Lankershim Blvd, close to the major tourist attraction, Universal Studios.

The attacker fled the scene, but a combination of surveillance cameras and witness descriptions about the man and his distinctive clothing helped Los Angeles Police Department officers locate and arrest the suspect a short time later near Ventura Boulevard and Vineland Avenue.

Authorities say it appears that the suspect and the victim did not know each other.

“This does appear to be completely unprovoked from what witnesses have told detectives,” LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar to KTLA 5’s Rachel Menitoff. “There was no altercation prior to this violent attack.”

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Train service was halted for several hours as officers investigated at the Studio City station. A bus bridge service was available to riders between the North Hollywood and Hollywood-Highland stations, L.A. Metro spokesperson Dave Sotero said.

Some Metro riders say they have an elevated sense of fear when using public transportation.

“I take Metro every day and it’s gotten worse and worse,” Studio City resident Jackinman told KTLA. “It used to be that it was downtown only, but it’s come all the way out to the valley.”

Metro released a statement about the incident.

“The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital where, unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries. Metro extends its condolences to her family and friends,” the statement says.

Although there have been numerous deadly incidents in recent months aboard Metro, statistics show that passenger crime has dropped by roughly 10% compared to a year ago.

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The LAPD hasn’t released any further details about the suspect.

Anyone with additional information on this crime is asked to call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-222-TIPS or 800-222-8477.  

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Carjacking suspect taken into custody after pursuit in Southern California

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Carjacking suspect taken into custody after pursuit in Southern California

A driver suspected of carjacking a Toyota pickup truck Monday evening, who then led authorities in a pursuit has been taken into custody.  

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division initiated the pursuit and chased the suspect into eastbound lanes of 10 Freeway through Crenshaw and then to the 110 and 405 Freeways, where officers from the California Highway Patrol took over.  

The suspect remained on the 405 at moderate speeds of around 60 miles per hour when authorities successfully deployed a spike strip, taking out the passenger tires near Springdale Street.  

The suspect eventually came to a stop in Huntington Beach, near Beach Boulevard, where he was not initially complying with officers’ commands to exit the vehicle.  

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Several CHP, using a shield, approached the suspect and took him into custody. The suspect later fought officers as they were attempting to put him into the back of a CHP cruiser.

Sky5 was overhead.

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Where to get free or discounted burgers for National Burger Day

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Where to get free or discounted burgers for National Burger Day

Burger fans nationwide will be able to enjoy free or discounted food on Tuesday in celebration of National Burger Day.

Fast food chains, including Burger King, Wendy’s and Arby’s, will offer discounts on their signature burgers for a limited time.

Whether you need a quick lunch or a break from Memorial Day barbecue leftovers, stop by one of the restaurant chains below to celebrate National Burger Day.

Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box will give out free Jumbo Jacks with a minimum purchase of $1. Customers can redeem the deal by signing up for the Jack Pack Rewards Program through the Jack in the Box app or through the company’s website.

Burger King

Members of the company’s rewards program can receive a free burger with a purchase of 70 cents or more.

Wendy’s

Customers can get a 1-cent Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger with any purchase. The deal, which kicks off on Tuesday, will be available until June 2.

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Arby’s

Beginning on Memorial Day, Arby’s rewards members can get any burger for half the price when they order through the app or website.

Farmer Boys

Customers can get a $4 “Big Cheese” Burger when they visit participating restaurants from 4 p.m. until closing.

 Buffalo Wild Wings

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New and current rewards members can take advantage of a BOGO free deal on burgers on Tuesday. The offer is available for dine-in, delivery and takeout orders.

Dave and Buster’s

Loyalty customers can get 50% off burger orders on Tuesday.

Wahlburgers

The burger chain, founded by Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg and Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, will be offering 50% off any Brothers’ Choice Burgers – The Impossible Burger (Mark’s Choice), The BBQ Bacon Burger (Donnie’s Choice) and The Our Burger( Paul’s Choice) – on Tuesday.

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Smashburger

Customers can get $5 Classic Single Smashburgers all day Tuesday at participating locations nationwide by using the code CLASSIC24 in stores, on the website, or in the app.

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Responders find 1 dead in South El Monte building fire

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Responders find 1 dead in South El Monte building fire

An investigation is underway after one person was found dead inside a commercial fire that erupted in the San Gabriel Valley overnight.

The blaze was reported just before 11:30 p.m. on Rush Street near Edwards Avenue in South El Monte.

Responders arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the building.

One person was found dead following a fire in South El Monte that erupted on May 26, 2024. (RMG News)

A portion of the roof collapsed during the firefight and crews were forced into a defensive mode at one point, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson told KTLA.

The spokesperson later confirmed that one person was found dead inside the building which houses several businesses.

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No information regarding the identity of the victim has been released.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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