UPDATE: New suspect details on man stabbed while riding FrontRunner train


(Courtesy of the Utah Transit Authority Police Department)

MONDAY 11/22/21 4:27 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Authorities have released more details of a man suspected of stabbing another passenger on a FrontRunner train.

The Utah Transit Authority Police Department says the incident happened on Saturday when the victim was stabbed by the suspect in what appears to be an unprovoked attack.

The suspect boarded the train from an Ogden station, walking in from the north direction along Wall Avenue. After the stabbing, officials say the suspect continued walking away, taking the stairs onto North Temple and continued fleeing the scene in an easterly direction.

UTA Police describe the suspect as Native American and he was last seen wearing all black clothing with white-soled shoes. He was wearing a black backpack with white letters on the arm strap.

UTA Police is asking anyone with information on the suspect to contact (801) 287-3937 and refer to case 21025132.

Original Story: Man stabbed while riding FrontRunner train, authorities investigating

SUNDAY 11/21/21 9:23 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A man was stabbed while riding a FrontRunner train in Salt Lake City on Saturday evening.

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) says the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. The victim is a male, but his identity is not being released at this time.

Officials say the victim was stabbed by another passenger in what appears to be an unprovoked attack.

The victim was able to get off the train and call for help. He was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is still at large and was last seen walking towards the downtown Salt Lake area.

Authorities are still investigating the incident and believe the suspect first boarded the train from the Ogden area.

ABC4 will update this story if more information becomes available.

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