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April 24, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Man Who Fatally Stabbed Woman on a Metro Train in North Hollywood

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Elliott Tramel Nowden is charged with killing a 67-year-old woman on a Metro train in the North Hollywood area 

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA- Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a man has been charged with fatally stabbing a 67-year-old woman who was riding a Metro train on April 22 in the North Hollywood area.

“This tragic and senseless act of violence on an innocent Metro passenger has shaken our community as thousands take the Metro daily as a form of transportation,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. These acts of violence have no place in our society and our office will continue to work to ensure that justice is served to those who commit these egregious crimes.”

Elliott Tramel Nowden (dob 05/06/78) has been charged with one count of murder, and one count of first-degree robbery of a transit passenger.

It also is alleged the crime was committed as a robbery-murder special circumstance, that the defendant personally used a deadly weapon, and that the victim was vulnerable during the commission of the crime.

Nowden’s arraignment is set for today in Dept. 30 of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On April 22, 2024 at approximately 5 a.m., Nowden allegedly fatally stabbed a Los Angeles woman as she was riding a Metro train at the Universal Studios train platform.