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A passenger died late Tuesday at a Crimson Line Metro station in Hollywood, however no foul play is suspected, in accordance with officers.

Officers responded to the loss of life simply earlier than 11 p.m. Tuesday on the Hollywood/Vine station, mentioned Los Angeles Police Division spokesperson Officer Warren Moore. He mentioned there was no proof of foul play and the case has been turned over to the Los Angeles County Coroner.

The coroner’s workplace mentioned early Wednesday a reason for loss of life has not but been decided and identification was pending the notification of the subsequent of kin.

Metro officers mentioned {that a} Crimson Line operator was notified a few passenger having hassle respiratory and requested that medical personnel meet the practice on the Hollywood/Vine station, in accordance with Dave Sotero, a spokesperson for Metro. Whereas the crew tried life-saving measures on the station, they have been unsuccessful, Sotero mentioned.

With out a reason for loss of life, Sotero declined to remark additional on the case or about ongoing security issues at Metro.

Metro trains, buses and stations have seen a current enhance in violent crime and drug use.

Greater than 20 folks this 12 months have died on the county’s public transportation system, most from suspected overdoses, in accordance with an investigation from The Instances. That depend is already above the overall variety of deaths on the system from all of 2022.

At the least a kind of deaths has been dominated a murder.

In accordance with Metro’s annual report, severe crime in 2022 rose 24% from the 12 months earlier than, and stays on the rise for the beginning of 2023.

Final month, two folks have been injured in separate stabbings on the identical day at two totally different Crimson Line stations.

The company is working to enhance safety and deal with questions of safety, together with launching a brand new ambassador program final summer time and most not too long ago contemplating forming its personal police power.

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