- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man believed to have carried out a series of assaults aboard Metro buses in Los Angeles County was arrested Friday, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Hector Resendez, 24, in Huntington Park, a small city east of downtown Los Angeles, Deputy Quiana Birkbeck said.

The arrest followed reports of two attacks earlier in the day that appeared to be related to a series of assaults aboard buses that began June 16.

Deputies allege Resendez used a screwdriver Friday to stab two people in the throat aboard two buses in different parts of Los Angeles. The victims from Friday’s attacks have non-life threatening injuries, Cmdr. Ronene Anda said.

Several law enforcement units mobilized to track down Resendez, who was arrested “without incident,” Anda said.

“This is a very rare occurrence,” said Anda, reiterating the safety of public transit.

It’s unclear what motivated the attacks.

The Sheriff’s Department patrols Metro transit lines.



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