Man attacked during attempted robbery on Metro bus in Encino

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man was attacked inside a Metro bus traveling down Ventura Boulevard in Encino on Tuesday afternoon.

The attack was reported just after 2 p.m. as the bus was near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Balboa Boulevard.

According to Metro, a man riding the westbound 240 bus was robbed of a cellphone and was in hit in the chest by another man. Police responded to the incident and arrested the attacker.

The victim did not require medical assistance.

Two unrelated violent attacks were reported inside the Metro transit system on Monday, where victims were also stabbed. One on board a Metro bus in Glendale and another inside an elevator in at a Metro Green Line station in South Los Angeles.

Prompted by ongoing concerns for riders and bus operators on Metro, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion seeking to bolster safety measures on the transit system.

The council members voted 10-0 to instruct the Los Angeles Police Department and the Metro officials to report to the Public Safety Committee regarding the current statistics on the agency’s trains, buses, platforms and at stations from 2017 to 2024, and include a demographic breakdown of all victims

Editors Note: An earlier version of this story said there was a stabbing victim. It has now been confirmed that there was no stabbing and the victim was instead hit in the chest.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.