Police search for suspect in deadly stabbing on Metro train in downtown LA

– A 23-year-old man, Jesse Rodriguez, was fatally stabbed aboard a Metro train at the Pershing Square Metro station in downtown Los Angeles.

The stabbing occurred at around 5:20 p.m. on a Thursday 

– with the suspect pulling out a knife and stabbing the victim in the upper torso without warning or provocation.

– Transit Services Division officers at the Pershing Square Station provided aid to Rodriguez until paramedics arrived, but he later died in the hospital.

The Los Angeles Police Department released a photo of the suspect, describing him as wearing a black wave cap 

a black long sleeve shirt, dark-colored pants, black shoes, and carrying a black Puma backpack. 

– An urgent plea for information from the public was made to help authorities locate the suspect.