Redline Action

Street Art, Literally!Coming home by train from a lovely viewing of Doomsday at Universal City Walk this evening I saw something I’ve somehow managed near 10 years in LA without seeing first hand and in person. Police tape and chalk lines. Sure I’ve seen after the fact clean up, but this seemed incredibly recent. Basically the entire northbound side of the Hollywood and Highland Redline stop was tapped off. This seemed a little weird as no train was there and my first instinct was just that it was caution tape and some repairs were going on. I was on the train heading south and got to stare at it for 30 seconds or so while the doors were open as we passed through the station. At some point I realized it was crime scene tape and not simply “keep out” stuff, and I looked down and started seeing circles of white chalk all over the platform. Small circles mostly, and then a much larger person sized on near a bench. That’s when the doors closed and we pulled out of the station. My skills must be getting rusty because I didn’t even think to take a phonecam shot until we were in motion (here’s one I snapped later in the evening which has absolutely no relation at all). Scanned the news when I got home to try and see if there was any info and found nothing, anyone else hear anything?

6 thoughts on “Redline Action”

  1. Interesting.
    I was walking home from the gym at about 9:15pm, and I saw that a chopper was hovering over Hollywood and Highland for some time. My girlfriend was driving home around then, and said traffic was horrible, so she circled around the neighborhood.

  2. I’ve lived out here for about 14 years, I think I saw my first dead person on the street after a couple of years. Don’t think I’ve seen the chalk lines yet though. =]

  3. There was a notice on the LCD boards at Wilshire/Vermont last night around 8.30 about some sort of security check taking place, but I only caught the tail end of the notice before it went into the extended rant about motorized bicycles.

  4. Sean,

    This may have been the remnants of a reported stabbing that Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to at 8:33 PM. I believe the investigation is being handled by staff from the LAPD Hollywood Community Police Station. Their published ‘front desk’ phone number is: 213-972-2971. I hope this is helpful.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

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