Los Angeles police have arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of kidnapping a girl at gunpoint Monday evening on an East Los Angeles bus, authorities stated.
The lady had simply boarded a Montebello Transit bus round 8:30 p.m. within the 3800 block of East third Road when a person confronted her from behind, in line with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division.
Video surveillance exhibits the motive force of the bus and one other passenger “tried to intervene” throughout the confrontation, however the man left the bus and retrieved a handgun from a close-by automotive, the Sheriff’s Division stated. He pointed the weapon on the bus driver and compelled the girl right into a white automotive, probably a 2022 Honda Civic, earlier than driving away towards the 60 Freeway.
The suspect, whom authorities have recognized as Angel Flores, was later arrested by officers from the Los Angeles Police Division on suspicion of driving underneath the affect of medicine or alcohol. Authorities stated officers discovered a duplicate firearm inside Flores’ automobile that resembled the handgun used within the kidnapping.
Sheriff’s detectives additionally later discovered the girl and discovered she was not injured throughout the incident. Authorities added that she “was in a relationship relationship” with the suspect.
Flores was booked on suspicion of kidnapping, assault with a lethal weapon and vandalism, in line with the sheriff’s division. He remained in custody Tuesday night in lieu of $5,000 bail, information present.
Anybody with details about the incident can name the Sheriff’s Division Main Crimes Bureau at (562) 946-7893 or the East L.A. station at (323) 264-4151. Nameless ideas may also be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.