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Detectives investigate fatal stabbing at South L.A. Metro station

Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man Thursday night that has shut down the Avalon Station on Metro's Green Line in South Los Angeles.

The incident was reported around 9:53 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Avalon Boulevard, said L.A. County Sheriff's Department Deputy Grace Medrano. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.

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Trains are bypassing the station, which remains closed because of the investigation, a Metro spokesman said. As a result, Metro is providing bus service between its stations in Harbor Gateway and Willowbrook.

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