Man slashed on Metro bus in Beverly Hills


A man riding a Metro bus in Beverly Hills on Wednesday was slashed on the side of his face by another passenger with a knife, authorities said.

Lorenzo Medesto, 44, was arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack, said Lt. Lester Trull, a spokesman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Trull said the victim was slashed on his neck and ear. The attack occurred about 6 p.m. at of Wilshire Boulevard and Whittier Drive.


“We don’t know why the suspect did it,” Trull said.

The driver immediately pulled the bus over, Trull said, and Medesto fled. He tried to carjack a passing vehicle before continuing to run.

Medesto was arrested a short time later by Beverly Hills police, Trull said. It’s unknown where or what time he was detained by authorities.

The victim was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. No information on his condition was available.

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